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Arish Hosts No-Meal Iftar in Solidarity with Palestine

Over a million Palestinians have been experiencing severe shortages of food and water due to the Israeli blockade since October 7th.

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Arish Hosts No-Meal Iftar in Solidarity with Palestine

The Egyptian Tribes and Families Council (ETFC) organised an iftar gathering without food in Arish, North Sinai, on Friday, as a show of solidarity for Palestinians in Gaza enduring starvation amidst the ongoing genocide and blockade.

The ETFC, a nationwide grassroots organisation, named the food-less iftar as the "Longest iftar Table." The Ramadan event took place on the coast of Arish, approximately 47 kilometres from Rafah city, the southernmost point of Gaza, where over 1.5 million Palestinians reside in densely populated areas and makeshift shelters, lacking sufficient food and water.

Local residents of Arish and various human rights advocates attended the iftar, where tables were set up for guests, featuring only dates and beverages along an eight-kilometre stretch. The ETFC announced its commitment to providing 100,000 suhoor and iftar meals to individuals in Gaza.


Over a million Palestinians, out of a total population of 2.3 million in Gaza are experiencing severe shortages of food and water due to the Israeli blockade since October 7th. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in northern Gaza are on the brink of famine, as Israel has restricted most aid to the region since the onset of the escalated genocide in Gaza.

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