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Palestinians form national football team for amputees

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Al-Araby

Players in the besieged Gaza Strip used crutches and prosthetic legs on Thursday to stretch, run and dribble as part of the first-ever Palestinian national team that hopes to qualify for the Amputee Football World Cup. The team trained at the Palestine Stadium in Gaza City under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The 20 players on the team were selected from among five Gaza clubs for players who lost limbs. Player Hassan Abu Kareem, 38, said his leg was amputated after he was injured in an Israeli raid on Al-Maghazi refugee camp in 2006. “From the moment of injury…

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