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Dozens of Gazans last evening watched four members of a parkour team flip and twist their way around the site of the camp of what Palestinians have dubbed the Great March of Return.
Israeli soldiers in military observation towers or behind sand barriers surveyed the scene, with the performance several hundred metres from the border fence in Rafah in southern Gaza.
"We came here in the camp of return in Rafah to show our parkour," said 27-year-old Naji Muammar. "This is our message to the world that we will return to our country and practise our sport there." Mohammed abu Jihad, another of the performers, said "we don't have anything to resist with except parkour."
Gazans have set up tents in five main areas along the Gaza border for the Great March of Return, which is calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their former homes which are now inside Israel.
Mass protests peaking on Fridays have led to clashes in which Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinians. No Israelis have been hurt.
Muammar admitted the conservative culture of Gaza, which is run by Islamist movement Hamas, meant practising parkour was not always easy.
"There are many difficulties," he said.
"Some people prevent us from practising in parks and on streets of the city.
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