State of Palestine: Gaza amputees defy war wounds with football

.» The first squad of the Palestine Amputee Football Association performed a training session in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Monday. The team, whose members say they have lost limbs in wars and shellings by Israeli forces, hope to enter the international level and to take part in high league championships. There are 54 players in the team in the ages between 13 and 35. Team... Еще director Mahmoud Al-Naouq said that the team was first assembled on March 30 this year. According to him, the main goal is «assemble a group of players who will represent Palestine in international and sports events.» He added that other teams representing other provinces in Gaza will also be formed. One of the youngest players, Ibrahim Khatta, said that he was injured in a shelling of his house in 2014. Another player, Islam Abu-Amoom, expressed that his dream is to «be a new outstanding goalkeeper in the team, so as to play with the national team in the future.»

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