Hope and Parkour

When you think of Gaza, what are the first thoughts that come to mind?

Violence, fear, lack of resources, maybe the rockets fired by both Hamas and the Israeli army. Destruction. Even without taking sides in the peace negotiations, it’s clear that life in Gaza is tough.

With youth unemployment rates at 66% or higher depending on how you define youth (see this page for full statistics), there is a big group of young men without anything to do. They could become militants or terrorists, and some probably do.

A group of young men who call themselves Gaza Parkour Team have decided to take a different route and started practicing Parkour instead. I’m a big fan of parkour videos in general, but the setting these guys come from adds to their videos a new layer of awesomeness.

Hope is not something that either is there or isn’t. Hope is something you choose to have.