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Why are so many young Gazans jumping off roofs?

Despite the dangers, some Gazan youth are finding outlets for their energy by taking up sports like parkour and Okinawan kobudo.
Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City April 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR3MTNT
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GAZA CITY, Gaza — Young Mohammad Lubbad and his 22-member group move adroitly from one region to another in the Gaza Strip jumping off buildings and performing other dangerous tricks.

Lubbad practices parkour, a training method that develops a person's physical ability to overcome obstacles and get from one point to another quickly and efficiently without the aid of equipment. The object of parkour, which is part of traditional training in the French army, is to master movements that eventually could lead to overcoming one’s fear and pain and to apply this philosophy in various aspects of one’s life.

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