(I'll bet they shattered the record in number of homemade kites, too! These kids have close to nothing...it's not like Israel allows the importation of kites or food and medicine or anything silly like that).
It was an unlikely place to shatter a world record, but the beaches of the Gaza Strip were the venue for thousands of Palestinian children who flew the largest number of kites simultaneously from the same place.
The record that once stood at 713 has been broken, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and about 6,000 kite-flying children.
The event is part of the Summer Games programme run by UNRWA - an activities and curricular programme set up for students during their break from the academic school year.