Palestinian kids and the sea

Many of the Palestinian children in the West Bank, a territory occupied by Israel since the Six Day War (1967), have grown up in an atmosphere of eternal war. An arbitrary system of permits to “work, receive medical attention or visit a family member” in Israeli territory,  together with a tangle of more than a hundred military checkpoints, prevents most Palestinian not only from crossing into Israel and enjoying something as simple and therapeutic as the sea, but also from moving freely within the West Bank. In these photos, Palestinians children from the West Bank village of Zeita Jammain see the sea for the first time after been given a 24-hour Israeli permit to spend the day on the beach of Tel Baruch, northeast of Tel Aviv (July, 2018).