Super super happy for the cease fire in Gaza. I hope Gazan children will enjoy long term freedom and security, hey boys and girls, school year will start soon...

The photo in the video is an event organised in 2009, here it says :

"More than 6,000 boys and girls gathered on a sandy beach in northern Gaza to fly more than 3,000 kites, according to the officials of the UN agency that organised the event.

If the figure is confirmed by Guinness the event will hold the new record for the highest number of kites flown simultaneously – the previous high of 710 kites was reached in northern Germany last year.

The colourful kites were built as part of activities at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) summer camps which hosted more than 240,000 children this year.

“Half of Gaza’s population are children, these children are world class. Today they are going to break the world record of the number of kites flown,” said John Ging, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza.

UN officials said Guinness did not send an adjudicator because of the security situation in Gaza and that the new record has to be confirmed by the organisation.

Many of the children in the Hamas-ruled territory still bear psychological scars from Israel’s devastating January offensive where some 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including more than 300 children." (source : Telegraph, 30/7/2009)

The catastrophe this round in 2014 lasts for 50 days, and over 500 children were killed, it is just too brutal, too sad!!


photo : Gaza children aim to break kite-flying record - Photo: EPA (2009)
music : Bach's cello suite 1, prelude, played by Pieter Wispelwey

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