07/29/2014 02:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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."

Catch the rest of the clip above, and watch the full HuffPost Live conversation here:



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