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Rubble Bucket challenge: Palestine reporter adapts craze for Gaza peace

‘A Palestinian journalist has started a new internet trend in Gaza, “the Rubble Bucket challenge,” playing on the popularity of the “Ice Bucket challenge,” which has conjured up a social media storm.

While water is scarce in Gaza, rubble certainly isn’t. After being bombarded by Israeli missiles for the last seven weeks, it can be found at almost every turn.

Therefore, Ayman Aloul decided to create the “Rubble Bucket challenge,” which sees the participant pour a bucket of rubble over their head, rather than a bucket of ice cold water as in the Ice Bucket challenge. Initially, he named it #RemainsBucket, but Twitter trends it now as #RubbleBucketChallenge.

“I liked the idea of the ice bucket challenge, so I decided to invent the Palestinian version,” Aloul said, standing next to a pile of rubble from a bombed out building, the Jerusalem Post reported.’

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