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Anniversary of Gaza bombings coincides with day Moses freed the Jews

Scots Muslims and Jews will come together this week in a show of unity to mark one year on since the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

The 22-day bombing campaign named Operation Cast Lead which killed 1,400 Palestinians began on Dec 27th which this year coincides with the day of Ashura, when Muslims believe that Moses delivered the Israelites from Pharaoh in the famous incident when the sea parted.

Muslims normally mark the day by refraining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, and will be joined by members of the Jewish community in the act this year to draw attention to the situation in Gaza.

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If you haven’t bought your calendar for next year yet, do so by 12pm tomorrow and we’ll have SIF’s 2010 calendar dispatched to you straight away. It’s the last posting day before the Christmas shutdown.

We’re immensely proud of the work, and are grateful to all the artists and photographers who contributed to it. You can view the images here, and buy the calendar here.

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