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Palestinian Youths Defy Gravity With Parkour

A Palestinian boy practices his Parkour skills near the ruins of houses, in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City on Oct. 1.MOHAMMED SALEM / Reuters

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A Palestinian boy practices his Parkour skills near the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City on Wednesday. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles and efficiency in getting from one place to the next. Some Palestinian youths between the ages of 13 and 17 train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills.

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 A Palestinian youth jumps from a house, as he practices his Parkour skills in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City Oct. 1. MOHAMMED SALEM / Reuters

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