Children at the Beach
The children are quarrelling and mucking about, but playfully, they're playing at the beach.
They are friends – maybe brothers? No just friends.
It's at the beach in Jaffo, they have little fists and they're punching each other – fighting, but they're happy and having fun.
Their names are Ezra and Azaria Aflalo, bout 8 years old, maybe 6-7.
It's the summer holidays, they've finished first grade at school and they're on a summer holiday camp trip.
They have bonbons and sweets in their hands.
They've come from Jerusalem, a trip to the beach, just the boys; they live in the Musrara neighborhood. Where are the girls? They're playing somewhere else; behind the building…..maybe they're in the kitchen!
They came to the beach with a bus – summer camp bus. Its summer and everyone feels hot.
Their mothers prepared for them sandwiches, with jam, chocolate, maybe also sardines and hard boiled eggs, yellow cheese.
They're wearing vests and shorts with "shlicks" (straps that hold the trousers up), just like we used to wear when we were children.
(Some of the participants remember and share childhood memories).
Eli told us how he and his friends used to scare the neighbors, his friend would stand on his shoulders making them seem tall. Then they would knock on the neighbor's door and frighten her!
Yaakov told us how he and his friends would trick people passing by leaving a wallet on the pavement. The wallet is tied to a length of string and they are hiding. When they see that someone wants to bend down to pick up the wallet, they would pull the string so that the wallet moved away from the person who wanted to pick it up!
Back to the story: What is the boy dressed in back doing?
He wants to join in,
No, he is the judge
No he wants to make peace between them
He's lifting up a pebble.
They're playing and there is a group of children by the gate, they are going to enter into the sea.
All the children are going to sleep over night in a hostel because it's a summer camp trip.
Happy children - The most important thing is for us to have Peace (Miriam).