It’s not the first time the royal has stood with Palestine.
Today marks the first day of Ramadan, and HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is using the occasion to draw attention to the plight of people suffering around the world.
We’re not surprised. Queen Rania is outspoken on humanitarian issues.
On Instagram, HM shared an animation of clouds moving behind a mosque and crescent moon.
“As we embark on the holy month of Ramadan, we pray for serenity and peace in our troubled region,” the royal wrote.
On Twitter, Queen Rania was more direct, sharing a Ramadan ad from telecommunications company Zain made to draw attention to Muslims worldwide suffering due to war and oppression.
We’d do well to listen to children’s voiceshttps://t.co/jvKACAi3i9
— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) May 16, 2018
“We’d do well to listen to children’s voices,” she said alongside the video, which shows a young boy asking world leaders for help in the face of humanitarian crises, particularly the current situation in Gaza.
A dark and sad day in history, marked with more Palestinian sacrifices. When will the world’s conscience mobilize to give Palestinians the rights so many of us take for granted? May God have mercy on those who lost their lives defending Jerusalem‘s proud Arab identity.
— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) May 14, 2018
It’s not the first time Queen Rania has stood with Palestine in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In December, when the move was announced, the royal said Jerusalem was the “beating heart of Arab identity.”
“Today Jordanians stood united in solidarity with Jerusalem and its Arab identity. A stand that emphasised the strong connection between the Jordanians and the Palestinian cause,” Queen Rania wrote on Twitter.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 15, and Israeli attacks on Gazan protestors led to the bloodiest day in the area since 2014, The National reports.
Sixty Palestinians were killed, and another 2,700 were injured.
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