As thousands of Palestinians gathered at the border with Israel for a new weekly protest last Friday, hundreds of others packed a sports hall in Gaza City for a different type of gathering — a bodybuilding competition.
— Ankur Dhariwal (@ankurdhariwal81) November 5, 2018
“I tried despite the difficulties and tragic circumstances, whether social or economic, to continue with this sport until I achieved my goal,” said Hamdi Wadi, who was working out backstage to pump up his muscles before appearing before the jury.
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— Joe Catron 🌹 (@jncatron) November 7, 2018
The competition brought together dozens of participants with the hope that one day Palestinians can compete abroad and “raise the Palestinian flag in international and Arab forums.”
(Agencies, PC, Social Media)