Monday, 25 August 2014

Video: 'Rubble Bucket Challenge' launched in Gaza

A "Rubble Bucket Challenge" has been launched in support of people in Gaza suffering from Israeli air strikes. In an imitation of the "Ice Bucket Challenge", the campaign sees people pour buckets of sand and rocks over their head and nominate others to do the same.

The concept is intended as a "a campaign to raise awareness about the war on Gaza where people are are bombed inside their homes", according to its Facebook page.

At the time of writing, the Facebook campaign page had over 2,600 "likes". A Gaza-based journalist Ayman Aloul, who took part in the challenge, posted a YouTube video in which he appears to be standing amid the ruins of Gaza buildings destroyed by air strikes.

"We looked for a bucket of water, however the use of water is more important than to empty over our heads," he said. "And even if the water is available it is difficult to freeze it."

Various videos have already been posted in which participants from countries including Germany and the United States pour a bucketload full of rubble over their heads, and nominate others to follow suit.

In the video featuring Mr Aloul, he says: “If five famous people in the world like actors or presidents will do the challenge, that means I succeeded in sending the message about Gaza."

Hashtags for the campaign include #dustbucketchallenge and #remainsbucketchallenge. more


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