“Share a meal and share the love.”
That’s the call from Academy Street falafel shop Umi Falafel today, after the management of the popular city eatery announced they will be donating all of their proceeds from today, Wednesday, May 26th, to relief efforts in Palestine.
Umi Falafel will be giving the day’s taking to Trócaire teams in Gaza, where at least 212 Palestinians, including 61 children, have been killed and 1,500 have been wounded since the Israeli bombings began.
In a Facebook post, the restaurant management said:
“We at Umi stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Palestine. We thank the Irish people for their continuous support and for their commitment to justice and peace. #Freepalestine #Savesheikhjarrah”
On Wednesday 26th May we’re donating all our proceeds to @trocaireonline to assist their teams on the ground helping our friends in #Palestine Share a meal & share the love #Ireland #Dublin #Cork #Belfast #food #vegan #vegetarian #dublinfood #corkfood #takeaway#Freepalestine 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/9xlwlJE1fo
— Umi Falafel (@UmiFalafel) May 25, 2021
Earlier this week, long queues formed outside Izz Cafe on George’s Quay when Palestinian native Izzeddeen Akarajeh held a similar event, donating all sales of coffee and cakes to Trócaire.