Activestills Hundreds of Palestinians Gather on Gaza’s Beach to Cool Off
Photographer: Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills

June 17th, 2022: Hundreds of Palestinians gather on Gaza’s beach to cool off. This is the first summer in years in which Gazans have full access to the beach. Previous years brought restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the 11-day Israeli offensive last year. The water provides welcome relief from the heat in the besieged Gaza Strip, where residents suffer from a chronic electricity shortage and poor housing.