Efforts like the Gaza World Cup, as cliché as it sounds, a
re only as strong as those who choose to seize the opportunity and get involved. Some have joined because they live in Gaza and know what the siege is doing to the long-term hope for peace. Yet so have many foreigners, as, whether they live
in Gaza or have never been here, they can identify with what it feels like to suffer. Many others of varying religions are getting involved because they believe that faith should steer us towards respecting each other’s humanity, not discourage it. And finally, a lot of newcomers to the Middle East are taking an interest simply because they’re dumbfounded that none of the traditional powers have made any progress in the region over the last 60 years – and they want to help try something new – anything new – in the hopes that we can finally start to change direction in the Middle East. So for whatever reasons you’re interested in supporting the Gaza World Cup and other likeminded efforts, your involvement is always warmly welcomed.
Now that the Gaza World Cup is officially wrapped up, we urge you to stay involved with the tournament partners as they continue on doing everything they can to bring people together.