Rubble Bucket Challenge Will Gain You New Friends, Angry Relatives

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  • Yes, the Ice Bucket Challenge is largely a U.S.-focused trend, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world hasn’t paid attention.

    Ayman al-Aloul has been covering the weeks of violence in Gaza and wanted to raise awareness with a similar challenge. Unfortunately, water is much more valuable in Gaza than the United States, and freezing it there isn’t as easy. What is much more plentiful in the area? Take a look for yourself.

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  • Since then, supporters around the world have taken the challenge and made it their own, and Aloul has elaborated on his hopes for the trend. From The Washington Post:

    In an interview with NBC, journalist Aloul explained why he adapted the Ice Bucket Challenge: “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.” According to him, his friends had also suggested to use a bucket of blood or shrapnel instead.

    Al-Aloul would be satisfied “if five famous people in the world like actors or presidents will do the challenge.”

    Got some rubble or rubble-substitute in your neighborhood? Make the Rubble Bucket Challenge your own. Be warned, however: taking a side in the impenetrable tug of war that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially if you do it on Facebook, will earn you a 500-comment debate with distant uncles and people you haven’t seen since middle school.

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