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As wintry winds battered the Gaza Strip, sending many inside, two Palestinian men instead rushed for the breaking waves of the Mediterranean Sea.Mohammad Abu Jayyab, 41, and his friend Ahmad Abu Hasira, 35, represent two of about two dozen surfers catching waves in the blockaded strip, which has endured three devastating wars with Israel in six years, the most recent this summer. "God bless his soul," Abu Jayyab said.A Palestinian surfer rests next to his surf board on the beach of Gaza City. For now, Abu Jayyab hasn't taken part in any international surfing competition, in part due to the sport not receiving official support in Gaza and because of frequent border closures.
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