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Published Friday 30/07/2010 (updated) 04/08/2010 11:10
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Thousands of Palestinian children fly kits over the Beit Lahiya beach in the northern
Gaza Strip on 30 July 2009. The previous record was registered in Germany where
710 kites flew at the same time. [MaanImages/Wissam Nassar]
Bethlehem - Ma'an - For the second year in a row, Gaza children at the UNRWA Summer Games smashed a world record, flying 7,202 kites in the sky simultaneously on Thursday.

Gathering on Gaza Beach, the children launched their kites one by one with the help of UNRWA staff, breaking their own world record, set the summer earlier with some 3,000 kites in the air together.

A delighted UNRWA Gaza Director John Ging said, “We still have to await final confirmation from the Guinness Book of World Records, but according to our figures the kids have done it, what an amazing achievement, two world records in a week.”

The first world record of the week was set the week earlier in Gaza City, when over 7,200 children bounced 6,000 basketballs simultaneously for five minutes. The official world record approval from Guinness Book is pending.

“Like children anywhere in the world”, said Ging. “Children here must have a sense of normality, despite the abnormality they face in their daily lives, today’s achievement has lifted the spirits of the entire population here in Gaza."
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1 ) Sarah / USA
30/07/2010 10:43
Wow! I'd love to be there.

2 ) southparkbear / usa
30/07/2010 16:17
that's better than protecting terrorists and paying for it

3 ) bratt / australia
30/07/2010 16:46
fantstic

4 ) DilaudidKing / USA
30/07/2010 18:40
Hey, southparkbear> "Why don't you keep your god damn smart-ass comments to yourself?"

5 ) carine / UK
31/07/2010 00:10
Well done Palestinian kids !!
Southparkbear - if you can't be positive, shut it...

6 ) carine / UK
31/07/2010 00:19
WOW!! Those photos are amazing.

7 ) Niva dos Santos / Brazil
31/07/2010 07:22
Southbigmountstupid, you are so lame! Cheers Gaza Kids!! During the time that, in the other side of the apartheid wall, zions think how to break their killing record in the next war...

8 ) Phil / UK
31/07/2010 12:06
Here's more info about whats happening in Gaza:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/138860

9 ) Tony S / Sweden
01/08/2010 16:58
That's one record...more to come I hope! Fantastic! Gaza kids, I hope that you will have a prosperous future! @ southparkbear....well,..never mind..

10 ) dewi mariala / Indonesia
01/08/2010 18:07
bravo Gaza kid...!!! I love you all...!!!

11 ) Maureen / Australia
03/08/2010 00:22
An Irish prayer, for the children of Gaza: "May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you: May you see your children's children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward.
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