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In Gaza, parkour brings youngsters a taste of freedom

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Using crutches, Palestinian Mohamed Aliwa leaps from one concrete slab to another, determined that his missing leg won't stop him doing parkour, a sport that brings respite from grim reality in Gaza. The Palestinian teen's right leg was amputated near the knee in 2018 after he was hit by Israeli army fire during protests along the fortified border separating the Gaza Strip from Israel.

Added on the 27/01/2021 11:54:38 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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