OMRI SHOMER
Lens Magazine|August 2020
IMAGINE YOU ARE AT THE BEACH. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE.

On August 2020, hundreds of Palestinians arrived at the beach in Tel Aviv. They infiltrated from Hebron, the West Bank, Nablus, and more. Some reported that they infiltrated Israel through a breach in the fence. Some signed up in an orderly fashion on Facebook to cross the rift within the separation fence.

The soldiers, they said, let the family pass. According to media reports in Israel, Dozens of families with inflatable balls, suitcases full of toys, who just wanted to freshen up in the hottest month in the Middle East.

I walked around the bathers, hearing the sounds of enthusiasm and joy and trying to imagine what it would be like to experience the seawater for the first time, smell the salt in the air, and feel the sand at my fingertips.

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