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Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support 770 families, 3,400 children

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has donated food items to support 770 families and 3,400 children of Muslim community in Nigeria, as they approach the end of the Ramadan fasting.

Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, on Wednesday donated 200 out of the 770 cartons of the food items to Dr Muhammad Adams, Imam of the Abuja Central Mosques, in Abuja.

Ben-Shoshan, Permanent Representative of Israel to ECOWAS, said that the remaining cartons would be donated to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and orphanages in Abuja.

According to him, amid Covid-19 Pandemic all over the world, we came here to celebrate with the Muslim community, not only in Ramadan, but Eid-el Fitri.

“We should not let the Pandemic defeat us, we should continue with our tradition; our holidays, our beliefs and human beings all around the Globe.

“Our togetherness is not only for fighting Covid-19 but to learn lessons from the Pandemic, which bring us together as one.

“We should help each other and care for one another,” Ben-Shoshan said.

Earlier, the Rabbi of Israel to Nigeria, Rabbi Israel Uzan, said the donation was an opportunity to share and unite with Nigerians, especially in the holy month of Ramadan.

Uzan, who donated the food items to the Al-Habbiyyah Mosque, Abuja, said the gesture will go a long way in uniting the Muslims and Jews in Nigeria.

According to him, what we are doing today is a time for me to express appreciation to the Imam of Al-Habbiyyah Mosque for granting us opportunity to meet in this blessed month of Ramadan.

“It is a period of the Omar and upcoming Jewish calendar; it is apt to find myself with my colleagues, the Ambassador and Imam in this Holy place and share something.

“I learnt about descendants of Abraham and my many brothers around the world.

“Today, I learnt aspects of the Holy Quran from the Imam, which I truly appreciate.

“What has happened here is example of togetherness, we can show to the world, many people want to be at Mosques or synagogues, but cannot due to pandemic,” he said.

Receiving the Items, Sheik Fuad Adeyemi, National Chief Imam of Al-Habbiyyah Mosque, expressed appreciation for the gesture. He stressed the need for Unity among Muslims and other Faiths

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