Monday, September 12, 2005

Life on Earth

"Palestinian teenagers Mahmoud Barbakh and Mohammed Jaroun grew up just a few minutes from the Mediterranean, but had never been to the beach.

On Monday, they waded into the waves with their jeans rolled up, then abandoned all caution and threw themselves into the surf. "It was the sweetest thing in the whole world," said 15-year-old Mahmoud.

The boys' adventure was made possible by Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. In southern Gaza, Israeli settlements took up the beachfront for three decades, and Palestinians in that area were barred by Israeli troops from reaching the Mediterranean."

Lara Sukhtian "Palestinian Teens Hit Beach After Pullout" AP via August 12, 2005

Socotra archipelago, located in the Arabian Sea of Yemen

Please see Yemen's National Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities about/yemens_coast.htm


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