Dozens of people in Gaza love to swim in winter especially on the coldest days when the temperature drops below zero Celsius.
Winter swimming enthusiasts believe that it provides them with strong immunity since it burns calories and fat, protects them from several diseases, including winter influenza and others and it also builds the body and muscles.
People who enjoy this hobby, some of whom are around 85 years old, still practice it as some have been doing it for 20 years, they gather at five in the morning to start walking together and then do some exercise for about 30 minutes before heading down to the water.
Some winter swimming enthusiasts consider the seawater warmer than what others might think, and that swimming in it makes them more energetic and delighted to start the day.
Palestine – Winter Swimming Enthusiasts on the Gaza Beach Promote Their Hobby | A24 News Agency EN