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The Rubble Challenge: Gaza Makes The Ice-Bucket Challenge Political

by | 26th, August 2014

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THE ice bucket challenge works if you have ice. The  rubble challenge  is catching on in Gaza, where local polemicists are using it to illustrate their condition:

An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media. “I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza,” said Ayman al Aloul, a journalist who started the so-called Rubble Bucket Challenge on Saturday. When the 42-year-old discussed the idea with friends, some suggested that he use either a bucket of blood or shrapnel. “It came to my mind that it’s good idea to show the whole picture how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks,” Aloul said.

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A bucket of blood? Hamas could help with that. They smashed up  the water park.

The text from the video tells viewers:

Hello. I liked the idea of the ice bucket challenge so I decided to invent the Palestinian version. We looked for a bucket of water; however, the use of water is more important than to empty over our heads. And even if the water is available, it is difficult to freeze it. And when we tried to make the Palestinian version, we

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