Gaza Summer Games 2011 Torch Festival

23 June 2011

Gaza Summer Games 2011 officially opened with an Olympic-style torch relay through the Strip.

The annual Summer Games season is the largest recreational programme for some quarter of a million children in Gaza. This year, both the games and the Israeli blockade of Gaza enter their fifth year.

57 children took part in the relay, which ended with a jubilant ceremony at UNRWA's Gaza City field office.