This is How Many Palestinian Footballers, Athletes Israel Killed Since Oct 7 – Report 

Palestinian volleyball stars Hassan Zuaiter and Ibrahim Qassi'a were both killed in an Israeli bombing targeting Jabaliya. (Image: PC)

85 Palestinian athletes have been killed so far in the Israeli war on the Palestinians since October 7, a new report said.

The majority of those killed are in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Football Association said that in the period between October 7 and December 6, it documented the killing of 85 Palestinian athletes.

55 of those killed are football players and 30 others were athletes in other sports.

The official Palestinian news agency, WAFA said that the Association’s comprehensive report on Thursday,

“Indicated that the Israeli occupation forces, in their continued aggression against the northern and southern governorates of the country, targeted Palestinian athletes and sports facilities, especially football players, and club presidents, administrators, referees, and others.”

The killed football players included 18 children and 37 youths. Two of them were killed in the West Bank.

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The Association also reported that Israeli bombing led to the destruction of nine sports facilities, four in the West Bank and five in the Gaza Strip.

The report pointed out that Israeli occupation forces detained three athletes in the West Bank, while “in the Gaza Strip, the number is infinite in light of the number of missing people there,” WAFA reported.


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