Haaretz has the story on the latest record set by the children of Gaza. They’ve broken their own record from last year’s UNRWA Summer Games for the number of kites being flown at one time.
The UN website has the video:
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Palestinian Girl No 1:
“Seriously, it is a beautiful that the UN gave us this chance to feel happy while we are under siege.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Palestinian Girl No 2:
“We thank the UNRWA and the UN for helping the children who are living under the siege to express their feelings and to have good times.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Palestinian Boy No 1:
“Last week we went to the airport for bouncing and we broke a new Guinness record, and this week we came here to set a new world record by flying kites”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Palestinian Girl No 3:
“I am so happy because we broke two new records in one week, and we raise the slogan: Creativity is not impossible, and we are children like other children around the world, we want to be happy and to learn, and for that we decided to challenge the world by breaking new records in bouncing and flying kites. I hope that we will win, because we have a strong spirit and we don’t know anything called impossible despite of the difficulties we faced, and a new generation will raise the Palestinian flag and always we will have a strong spirit.”
When you hear someone defending the siege remind them that they are denying the children in this video’s rights to access: clean drinking water, adequate medical care; and until recently crayons and coloring books.