Teenagers from Southampton Muslim Youth Campaign raising money for Gaza

Southampton Muslim Youth Campaign and Medina Mosque are organising an Eid Mela

Southampton Muslim Youth Campaign and Medina Mosque are organising an Eid Mela

First published in News

A GROUP of teenagers are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity when they hold a community festival to support aid efforts in Gaza.

Children from the Southampton Muslim Youth Campaign have arranged for an Eid Mela to be held at a Southampton mosque in aid of people living in the war-torn region.

Around 15 youngsters from the St Mary’sbased group have arranged the fair at Compton Walk’s Medina Mosque on Saturday, August 16 in order to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.

Leader of the group, Husam al Jabbar, said the teenagers wanted to raise cash for Islamic Relief, and specifically for those caught up in the fighting in the Middle East.

Husam, 18, said: “Other mosques will have their own melas as well. This is specifically for Palestine.

“The situation in Palestine is terrible, I don’t really need to explain more, we feel very passionate about what’s going on.

“This mela is not only about raising money but about raising awareness.”

Fun for all the family can be had with a range of stalls selling books, cakes and other food, a penalty shoot-out and other games at the mosque from 11am to 3pm.

Since July 8, when the Israeli offensive began, more than 1,800 people have died, the majority of those living in Gaza.

The Israeli Defence Force began their attacks after rockets were fired on Israeli civilians in Gaza.

The high death toll has meant that many people across Southampton are desperate to help those trapped among the fighting.

For one month Muslims across the world abstain from eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset and those who can afford to donate their income to charities.

During Ramadan, which ended with the Eid al-Fitr last week, Husam and his friends organised a car wash, which raised more than £2,000.

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5:23pm Fri 8 Aug 14

forest hump says...

"Since July 8, when the Israeli offensive began, more than 1,800 people have died, the majority of those living in Gaza.
The Israeli Defence Force began their attacks after rockets were fired on Israeli civilians in Gaza."

Says it all really..QED.
"Since July 8, when the Israeli offensive began, more than 1,800 people have died, the majority of those living in Gaza. The Israeli Defence Force began their attacks after rockets were fired on Israeli civilians in Gaza." Says it all really..QED. forest hump
  • Score: -4

5:44pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

Slow news day DE?
Slow news day DE? Kirsty666
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

Maybe if hamas stopped sending rockets over before the ceasefire ends then the KILLINGS MAY STOP
Maybe if hamas stopped sending rockets over before the ceasefire ends then the KILLINGS MAY STOP mickey01
  • Score: -3

8:50pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

WHOever sends over rockets, its woman and children stuck in the middle! to hear that so many live's lost that family's are burying their own!!!! to hear on world service a father bury both his wife and 6 year old daughter in the same grave should sober -up any negative comments!!!!between 1914 and 1991 240 million live's were lost in conflict!!!!many of whom could have been prevented how many between then and now???the shocking thing is its the same people involved time and again i.e. those supplying and training around the globe!!!!!as former defence minister geoff hoon once remarked 'don't be so naive,if we don't sell them, someone else would'! to see glasgow rangers supporters at derby last week wave israel flags amongst all the union jacks made me fill sick..i'm not anti israel but like the good people above i pray for the people of gaza may your god go with you as dave allen said!
WHOever sends over rockets, its woman and children stuck in the middle! to hear that so many live's lost that family's are burying their own!!!! to hear on world service a father bury both his wife and 6 year old daughter in the same grave should sober -up any negative comments!!!!between 1914 and 1991 240 million live's were lost in conflict!!!!many of whom could have been prevented how many between then and now???the shocking thing is its the same people involved time and again i.e. those supplying and training around the globe!!!!!as former defence minister geoff hoon once remarked 'don't be so naive,if we don't sell them, someone else would'! to see glasgow rangers supporters at derby last week wave israel flags amongst all the union jacks made me fill sick..i'm not anti israel but like the good people above i pray for the people of gaza may your god go with you as dave allen said! lastminmoran
  • Score: 2

12:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

Block 42 says...

Just bring some chicken and a four pack and gaza will be happy
Just bring some chicken and a four pack and gaza will be happy Block 42
  • Score: -5

2:06am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

forest hump wrote:
"Since July 8, when the Israeli offensive began, more than 1,800 people have died, the majority of those living in Gaza.
The Israeli Defence Force began their attacks after rockets were fired on Israeli civilians in Gaza."

Says it all really..QED.
...and these rockets...how many Israeli's have they killed?
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: "Since July 8, when the Israeli offensive began, more than 1,800 people have died, the majority of those living in Gaza. The Israeli Defence Force began their attacks after rockets were fired on Israeli civilians in Gaza." Says it all really..QED.[/p][/quote]...and these rockets...how many Israeli's have they killed? Dr Martin
  • Score: 1

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