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In ice bucket twist, Palestinian douses himself with sand

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“What does cold water have to do with us? It’s for some disease,” says a Palestinian who chose to douse himself with sand to raise awareness of human suffering in the ongoing Gaza conflict, instead of taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, a viral campaign that aims to spread awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

“But we have Gaza’s children. And that is not what they feel,” the man says.

“They be sitting in their homes, and suddenly it collapses... like this,” he adds, dumping a bucket of sand over his head.