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Real Madrid to set up the largest training camp in Jerusalem

Real Madrid to set up the largest training camp in Jerusalem

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Gaza Post – Gaza

The world Spanish Club, Real Madrid, has announced its plan to set up the largest and the first training camp to be set up outside Spain.

The training camp will be established in Occupied Jerusalem and will include at least 2500 Palestinian children.

The announcement was made at a ceremony in the Spanish capital in which a memorandum of understanding was signed between Real Madrid and Jerusalem Development Foundation.

Member of the Club's Board of Directors,  Julio Gonzalez, confirmed the club's commitment towards Palestinian children who, as any other children around the world, should have the right to live freely, independently, and safely.

From his side, Samer Abed al-Razeq, a member of the Board of Directors in Jerusalem Development Foundation thanked the Spanish Club for the support it gives to the Palestinian sport and for the care it also gives to Palestinian children.

"I hope this project will be the beginning of a wider cooperation between Real Madrid and the Palestinian sports clubs." al-Razeq expressed.

It is worth noting that Dr. Youssef Isa, an official of Reform Party of Fateh movement in Europe, also took part in the announcement of the memorandum that was initiated by Palestinian leader Mohammed Dahlan.  

During his speech, Isa thanked the administration of Real Madrid for their quick response to the initiative introduced by Jerusalem Development Foundation.

He said, "this large training camp will participate in alleviating the suffering of two thousands and five hundred Jerusalemite children experiencing Israeli oppression."

"We hope these initiatives will reach other different parts in Palestine because sport teaches children tolerance and gives them hope." Issa added.

Most importantly to mention, it was agreed with the administration of the Club to set up another training camp in the Gaza Strip in partnership with UNRWA and the Palestinian Center for Human Communication "Fata".

Rewaa A. Helow

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