PHOTO GALLERY: Gaza's way of the ninja

A group of Palestinian youths have been receiving martial arts training at local clubs in Gaza for the past two years.

By REUTERS
January 30, 2016 19:34
2 minute read.
A Palestinian youth holds swords as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for a photographer

A Palestinian youth holds swords as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for a photographer at the ruins of a house that was destroyed in the 2014 war. (photo credit: REUTERS)

A group of Palestinian youths, who have been receiving martial arts training at local clubs in Gaza for the past two years, decided to form a team to hold regular shows in the hope that the publicity generated will eventually lead to them being invited to participate in international contests.

A Reuters photographer captured the scene.

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A Palestinian youth blows fire as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for a photographer in front of the ruins of a building that was destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



A Palestinian youth jumps with a sword as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for a photographer. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths fight with swords as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer. (Reuters)



A Palestinian youth adjusts his face cover as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths fight with swords as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer. (Reuters)



A Palestinian youth adjusts the costume of a boy as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills. (Reuters)



A Palestinian youth and a boy jump as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer at the ruins of a building that was destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths and boys exercise their ninja-style skills for a photographer. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths jump as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer in front of the ruins of buildings that were destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths fight with swords as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer in front of the ruins of buildings that were destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



A Palestinian youth jumps as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for a photographer at the ruins of a building that was destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths blow fire as they demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer in front of the ruins of buildings that were destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)



Palestinian youths and boys demonstrate their ninja-style skills for a photographer in front of the ruins of buildings that were destroyed in the 2014 war. (Reuters)


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