Palestinian athletes are prohibited from participating in foreign competition by Israeli Apartheid closures of the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, Beitar Jerusalem, the racist Israeli sports team that discriminates against Christians and Muslims, uses Apartheid to ban Haaretz from covering its games
By Mohammed Asad
Al-Jazira Sports Club in the Gaza Strip held a Paralympic sports event for Gaza’s disabled athletes.
A number of the players are heroes and have received advanced centers in the previous championships in Arab and Asian countries
Since 2012, players have been prohibited from competing in foreign tournaments and athletic competition because of the Israeli closure of the border crossings and the Apartheid siege of the Gaza Strip.
In Israel, meanwhile, the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem has denied access to the newspaper Haaretz to cover its events from the official news media sports box because of criticism and stories showcasing the soccer team’s apartheid and racist policies and practices against Christian and Muslim Palestinians.
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photographer Mohammed Asad's photo of Dalia Khalifa won an award in March 2015 at a competition organised by the UN.
'Unbreakable' - is the photo of 9yr old Dalia Khalifa, taken at Al-Shifa Hospital on Aug 9th, 2014. Dalia was badly injured in an Israeli air strike during Operation 'Protective Edge'.
'Unbreakable' is the Grand Jury Winner in the photography competition, organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa (UN OCHA).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mohammed Asad's home in Shujaiyya was destroyed by Israeli missiles, mortars and tank fire on Friday August 1, 2014 while he was documenting the Israeli massacre of civilians in the Gaza Strip. He is now living in temporary housing as he scrambles to find Internet access to share his photographs when possible.]
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