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Real Madrid hosts Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teen jailed for slapping IDF soldier

The 17-year-old received a personalized soccer jersey from the team in a visit to the Spanish capital | UZI DANN

2018.09.28.Ahed Tamimi, centre, receiving a Real Madrid soccer jersey from Emilio Butragueño

Ahed Tamimi, centre, receiving a Real Madrid soccer jersey from Emilio Butragueño

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An affront to history: Giro d’Italia’s ‘sport-washing’ of Israeli apartheid

Despite Italian media’s partaking in Israel’s ‘sport-washing’, hundreds of Italians protested at various stages of the race. Israel paid $12 million to RCS Sport for the Giro promotion. | RAMZY BAROUD* 

A rider practises opposite to the David Tower of Jerusalem

A rider practises opposite to the David Tower of Jerusalem’s Old City before the beginning of Stage 1. | Reuters

For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro d’Italia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from the city of Jerusalem on May 4.

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After Palestinian takes gold in Rio for Jordan, Israelis claim his roots are ‘Israeli’!

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Olympian at the checkpoint: why a Palestinian swimmer couldn’t train in Jerusalem

Mary al Atrash, a 22-year-old swimmer from Beit Sahour that will represent Palestine in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Mary al Atrash, a 22-year-old swimmer from Beit Sahour who will represent Palestine in the 2016 Olympic Games.

By Jimmy Hutcheon and Chloe Rouveyrolles*

Yesterday, Palestinian swimmer Mary al Atrash, swam for the first time in the Rio Olympics, in the 50-meter freestyle. She finished third in her heat and finished in 28.76 seconds, beating her personal best of 29.91. That finish did not affect the broader ranking: Sadly, Mary finished 63rd of 91 athletes, and will not be taking part in the semi-finals, which feature only the 16 best swimmers. Continue reading

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How one Palestinian is racing to get to the Olympics

Palestinian yoga and fitness instructor Mohamed al-Khatib trains for track and field events in the hopes of attending the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Nov. 18, 2015 | Ash Gallagher

BY ASH GALLAGHER

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Nov 24) — Munching on dates for energy, 25-year-old Mohamed al-Khatib starts his morning at sunrise, hoping for an opportunity to use a track field at a local high school in Ramallah.

Khatib is a yoga and fitness instructor who is training for a chance to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and race in the 100-meter and 200-meter track and field events. Continue reading

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Israeli missile kills eight watching World Cup semi-final at café

Gaza health ministry says most of at least 100 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, half are women and children

Remains of the Fun Time Beach bar at Khan Younis beach, Gaza, where nine friends were watching the World Cup when they were struck by a fatal Israeli strike | Robert Tait, Telegraph

Remains of the Fun Time Beach bar at Khan Younis beach, Gaza, where nine friends were watching the World Cup when they were struck by a fatal Israeli strike | Robert Tait, Telegraph

Khan Younis (July 10) – They never lived to see the final score.

Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza’s Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around a portable television powered by a generator to watch Argentina take on Holland in the semi finals of the World Cup. Continue reading

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