Muslim Hands Winter Walk is Back and taking place on Saturday 5th December 2009!
This year, set in the beautiful Kensington Gardens, in the heart of historic London, we invite you to wrap up warm, bring your family and friends and raise money in our 10 km sponsored walk. Weâ€™ll also be joined by Moazzam Begg, who will be supporting the cause and showing that we have not forgotten the continuing plight of victims suffering since the bombing. â€œChildren in Gaza are growing up surrounded by broken buildings and a childhood full of difficult memories of losing parents and loved ones... the Winter Walk is a chance to show that we care for Gazaâ€™s future as much as its past,â€ he describes.
By Majed Iqbal- Minute to minute reporting, live coverage, updates and pictures from a territory otherwise known as the worldâ€™s largest prison, Gaza have hit our screens at the beginning of 2009 showing Israelâ€™s offensive on the area with claims that Hamas, the peopleâ€™s choice and democratically elected government of Palestine, had broken a truce for a ceasefire with Israel and ordered for a military incursion into the area.
The strip, home to 1.5 million people, has been already suffering shortages of power, food and medical supplies due to a two-year blockade imposed by Israel on the area and was now turning into a war zone with people fleeing their homes as airstrikes began to deafen the cries of the crippling Gazan Territory.