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TV: Going for Gold in Gaza

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Going for Gold in Gaza

Don’t miss this eye opening documentary on Channel 4 tomorrow night!

Unreported World meets members of the Palestinian Paralympic team hoping to qualify for London 2012. They find athletes struggling to train in the conflict zone. In a territory where those who die fighting the Israelis are considered the true heroes, the Paralympic team goes completely unrecognised by its own people – read more…

Palestinian atheletes have one 3 medals at previous paralympics:

  • Bronze – Husam Azzam – 2000 Sydney – Shot put
  • Silver – Husam Azzam – 2004 Athens – Shot put
  • Bronze – Mohammed Fannouna – 2004 Athens – Long jump

 

UK TV: Dispatches Children of Gaza

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WATCH: 8pm Monday March 15, 2010

UPDATE The Independent: Children of Gaza: Scarred, trapped, vengeful

Channel 4’s Dispatches: Children of Gaza

In December 2008, the Israeli Defence Force unleashed a campaign to destroy the ability of Hamas to launch rockets and mortars into Israel. Around 300 children were amongst the 1,300 Palestinians that were killed.

After the ceasefire, BAFTA-winning filmmaker Jezza Neumann arrived in Gaza to follow the lives of three children over a year.

Surrounded by the remnants of the demolished Gaza Strip and increasingly isolated by the blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity.

Repeated 4.15am Sunday March 21, 2010

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