Gaza’s sports facilities – already suffering under siege – were reduced into rubble by Israeli bombs. The deliberate devastation reinforces the just demand for the right of the Palestinian people for self-determination.
Israel’s 51-day military offensive in late summer 2014 reportedly killed 32 athletes and wounded 27 others while also destroying some 30 sports facilities, including gyms and stadiums. The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Gaza estimated the overall damage in the sports sector to exceed three million dollars. – Mohammed Asad, Middle East Eye
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Source: Middle East Eye, Monday 8 September 2014 11:51 BST (Last update: Thursday 12 February 2015 23:15 GMT
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