A Happy & Blessed Eid Al Adha

Eid al Adha, Jerusalem

Celebrating at the Al Aqsa Mosque — the Dome of the Rock — in Jerusalem earlier this year.  Photo:  The Guardian, London

Many Palestinians will be honouring the tradition of giving to charity during Eid al Adha, as well as enjoying great food and visits with family and friends. Whether you are Palestinian, or would just like to support their struggle under occupation, here are a few suggestions.

In London, Tabun Kitchen is offering a luscious Eid menu, based on Jerusalem home cooking, as well as raising funds for the UK-based  Galilee Foundation which provides educational and cultural support for Palestinians in Israel.

Eid al Adha Menu, Tabun Kitchen

Eid al Adha Menu, Tabun Kitchen

In the US, you can help farmers and communities in the West Bank by purchasing premium olive oil, za’atar (a unique thyme-based seasoning), organic soap and other goodies from Al Ard.  The firm was set up by the Anabtawi Group in Nablus specifically to encourage local production and exports, as well as access to higher education for Palestinians from rural areas.

Al Ard’s olive oil is available in a variety of sizes.  Photo: promosibaraka

Alternatively, you can celebrate the Eid by donating directly to Zaytoun’s tree-planting project in the West Bank. It is run by the Palestine Fair Trade Association and aimed at women and young farmers, as well as those who have lost their fields due to the Israeli occupation and the uprooting of their olive and almond trees by Jewish settlers.

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Helping farmers stay on their land in Jenin. Photo: Trees4Life.com

Whatever you, your family and friends choose to do, A Very Happy Eid from all of us here at InvestPalestine.

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