Palestinian youths Usaid Abu Khalaf (L) and Abdallah al-Natsheh practice parkour over roofs.
Niloufar Saleem, Gulf Today
Using the human body as a tool to glide from one place to another, parkour is loved by many enthusiastic youngsters.
A training discipline that lets the practitioners move from one space to another through a complex environment, as fast as possible, parkour is a huge hit in recent times.
The practitioners overcome the obstacles that come their way to reach from one place to another using their ability to move swiftly as well using techniques to glide across easily.
With no equipment’s to support their movement, a few Palestinian youth practice this free running technique in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Palestinian youths Abdallah al-Natsheh, Usaid Abu Khalaf, and Hammam Abu Sneineh, use roofs and stairways of traditional stone houses as they move as fast as possible.
Amid all the chaos and loss of lives in Palestine, these youth channel their grief and anger into this activity, as they struggle to merely survive.
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