List of Palestinian records

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List of Palestinian records lists national and international records achieved by people, groups or institutions from the Palestinian territories.[1] People in the Palestinian territories have frequently sought to set or break world records in order to promote their political positions.

Cable Car[edit]

Jericho Aerial tramway/Cable Car

Longest Cable Car/Aerial tramway below Sea Level. The cable is 1330 meters long from the base station to the top station in the mountain. There are 12 cabins and each cabin takes 8 persons with a carrying capacity of 625 persons per hour. Cabin number two takes the wheel chair.[2]

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Kites[edit]

Gaza, July 2009

On 29 July 2010, the UNRWA announced breaking the former record of flying kites on the coast of Gaza Strip, this time they flew 7202 Kites.[3]

The former record was done on 30 July 2009, a group of 3,710 children from the Gaza Strip took part in a Guinness World Records with 'Most Kites Flown At The Same Time', more than the previous record which was registered in Germany in 2008.

The record attempt was part of the Summer Games program run by the UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and available to young Palestinians during their summer break from school. The event brought some 6,000 campers in orange uniforms and blue caps to a beach in Gaza's war-torn north, where they released their kites into clear skies. Some kites included the red, green, black and white Palestinian flag. [4][5]

Knafeh[edit]

Knafeh at Nablus, July 2009

The largest plate of the Levantine cheese pastry Knafeh was made in the West Bank city of Nablus.[6] Palestinian Arabs made the largest knafeh in an attempt to get into the book of Guinness World Records. The plate measured 75 meters in length and two meters in width with a weight of 1,350 kilogram.

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Musakhan[edit]

On 20 April 2010, the Palestinians registered a new record with the largest ever dish of Musakhan in Ramallah and enter it into the Guinness Book of World Records.[7]

The total diameter of the 'Musakhan' loaf was 4 meters, with a total weight of 1,350 kg. 40 cooks made use of 250 kg of flour, 170 kg of olive oil, 500 kg of onions and 70 kg of almond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Telepherique and Sultan Tourist Center". Jericho-cablecar.blogspot.com. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Gaza children set for second world record in just a week". UNRWA.org. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Anne Barker. "Gaza's children fly for kite world record - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  6. ^ "WEST BANK: Palestinian Knafeh enters Guinness World Records". Itnsource.com. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Palestinian â€کmusakhan’ to enter Guinness record book". Jmcc.org. 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2015-05-21.