Most of the women and girls had never seen the ocean before.
They live in the West Bank, which is landlocked, and Israel does not allow them to freely travel. They risked criminal prosecution, along with the dozen Israeli women who took them to the beach. And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.
Such beach visits began a year ago as the idea of one Israeli, and have blossomed into a small, determined movement of civil disobedience.
(READ the story, w/ photos, from the NY Times)