'Sunset on Beach' - The Other Face of Gaza

Published January 7th, 2019 - 07:55 GMT

Written by Sally Shakkour

Despite all the terrible news we hear about electricity cuts, shortage of food and crumbling healthcare system, as well as the ongoing weekly protests on the Gaza border, there is still an opposite side which we rarely see, on the beaches of the Israeli-besieged Strip. 

Palestinians can still enjoy watching the sunset reflection on water, swimming, or just staring at the natural blue of the sea. Here is Gaza as you never seen it or imagined it before.

 

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A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people take a picture on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people take a picture on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

Palestinians play tennis on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)

Palestinians play tennis on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people take a picture on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinians play tennis on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people take a picture on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people take a picture on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinian people walk on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
Palestinians play tennis on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
Palestinians play tennis on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City on January 11, 2017. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. 
MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP