Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hamas Tunnels?

I ran across this picture on Boston Globe's website. It is among a collection of Eid ul-Adha images.

The next time you hear on the news that these tunnels are for the sole use of Hamas to smuggle whatever through ... think of this Palestinian brother! He's merely trying to bring an animal home to slaughter for the Eid to please Allah (swt) and also to feed his family:

A Palestinian smuggles a sheep into the Gaza Strip through a tunnel under the Egypt-Gaza border at Rafah on December 5, 2008. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice which commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God starts Dec. 8 during which sheep are traditionally slaughtered. The Rafah border post with Egypt is the only crossing into Gaza not controlled by Israel, which has enforced a blockade on the territory since Hamas, which Israel regards as a terrorist group, seized power there in 2007. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)


Yasemin said...

Sweet Safiyyah,

Salaam and hope the New Year brings you joy! I love how well-studied you are on Islamic issues. This picture brought tears to my eyes. For all we know, this noble Palestinian was bringing meat to a family who has nothing but grass to eat. Let us pray for some resolution in the New Year for Gaza.

Saaleha said...

the level to which we take things for granted is truly staggering sometimes