RELIGION
07/29/2014 02:49 pm ET

Muslims 'Still Have Faith' Despite Conflict Raging In Gaza

In Gaza, Ramadan — a time meant for fasting and focusing on God — has not been easy for thousands of Muslims.

Bombs lobbed from nearby Israel kill hundreds per day. Many don't know when their next meal will be, much less where the next rocket will hit. It has made observing Ramadan trying for those in the region. The end of Ramadan, or Eid ul-Fitr, was observed in the United States on Monday.

Yazan Al Ashi, a student at the Islamic University of Gaza, joined a HuffPost live roundtable conversation Monday to talk about how Muslims in Gaza are carrying out their Ramadan obligations during the conflict. Al Ashi, who has been evacuated to Jordan, said though there is danger and fear everywhere, his and others' faith does not falter.

"You just eat and hope this is not the last food bite in your mouth. Every single person thinks this," Al Ashi said. "At the same time, I keep repeating this: we still have faith. We still have faith in each other."

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    Marwan Hassanein, 4, receives a present for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where he is hospitalized, Monday, July 28, 2014. Marwan was injured in head and eyes by shrapnel while fleeing with his family on July 20 during Israeli shelling in the Shijaiyah neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    A relative points at Marwan Hassanein, 4, at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where he is hospitalized, Monday, July 28, 2014. Marwan was injured in head and eyes by shrapnel while fleeing with his family on July 20 during Israeli shelling in the Shijaiyah neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Palestinian Maha al-Sheikh Khalil, 7, left, receives a present by a charity worker dressed as a bear for the Eid al-Fitr holiday on a hospital bed in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Khalil has a shrapnel injury to her neck, which has caused paralysis to all of her limbs. Heavy Israeli shelling on the Shijaiyah neighborhood hit her house, killing seven members of her family including her mother. According to the family, the doctors informed them that there is nothing that they can do and they have to seek treatment and spinal cord surgery abroad. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Palestinian Maha al-Sheikh Khalil, 7, rests in her hospital bed after receiving a doll as a present for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Maha has a shrapnel injury to her neck, which has caused paralysis to all her limbs. Heavy Israeli shelling on the Shijaiyah neighborhood hit her house, killing seven members of her family including her mother. According to the family, the doctors informed them that there is nothing that they can do and they have to seek treatment and spinal cord surgery abroad. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    A relative of a child who was wounded in an Israeli strike, blows up a balloon in the corridor of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Muhammed al-Ajouz, 4, receives a present by a charity worker dressed as a bear for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where he is hospitalised, Monday, July 28, 2014. Al-Ajouz was wounded by shrapnel during an Israeli strike. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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