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Gaza holds first paracycling race

21/12/2020

Alaa al Dali wins the first paracycling race organised by the Rehabilitation and Social Training Association in cooperation with the Medical Aid Society in the Nuseirat refugee camp. MEMO MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

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Cycling Under Siege in Gaza

21/10/2020

This documentary follows Alaa’s new struggle to be a para-cyclist under the crushing conditions of the Israeli blockade of Gaza and his determination to persevere and hope. AL JAZEERA ENGLISH

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Riding, despite Gaza: Palestinian cycling champion Alaa al-Dali

02/06/2019

Cycling champ Alaa al-Dali’s leg was shot to pieces by an Israeli sniper. Now he’s making a comeback as a para-cyclist. ALJAZEERA ENGLISH

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Eyewitness: cycling in Gaza

22/02/2019

On the war-torn and bomb-damaged roads of Gaza, a road cyclist is dreaming of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Alaa al Dali's story is one of loss and pain, but also of hope and ambition. PROCYCLING MAGAZINE

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Report of the detailed findings of the independent international Commissionof inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

08/03/2019

Alaa Dali is a 22-year-old cyclist for the Palestinian Cycling Team. He had earned a slot to participate in the Asian Games in the summer of 2018. According to corroborated accounts, an ISF sniper shot him in his right leg on 30 March, at around 2 p.m., as he stood alone watching the demonstration approximately 300 m from the separation fence east of Rafah. Alaa was shot as he stood on a raised pile of sand while wearing his cycling gear and holding his bicycle. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Wounded Gaza cyclist to miss Asian Games after amputation

18/04/2018

A Gaza cyclist’s dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest. REUTERS

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Violence in Gaza: Civilians are not targets - Alaa Aldali's Story

17/05/2018

Meet Alaa - 21 years old and a member of the Palestinian cycling team. On March 30, he, like thousands of other Palestinians, went to the Gaza border to peacefully protest for his rights and an end to the crippling, decade-long blockade. That day would change his life forever. OXAFAM INTERNATIONAL

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Giro d'Italia: Palestinian cyclist shot in Gaza 'disgusted' at Israel staging race

13/05/2018

Alaa Al-Dali, who lost a leg after being shot while protesting near Gaza border fence, says staging race in Jerusalem is encouraging Israeli abuses. MIDDLE EAST EYE

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Israeli bullet destroys dream of Gaza cyclist heading to Asian Games

27/04/2018

Alaa al-Dali’s leg was amputated after being shot at the Great Return March protests, crushing his dream of participating in the 2018 games. MIDDLE EAST EYE

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Gaza: Lift the Blockade (Alaa al-Din)

18/06/2018

Alaa al-Dali, 21, a cyclist who was shot and injured during the Great March of Return protests, who subsequently lost his right leg. Alaa has been training as a cyclist for the last six years, in 2017 he took third place in Palestine. His dream is to leave Gaza to travel abroad to attend the Asian Games and raise the Palestinian flag. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

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Dreams in Crosschairs

06/11/2018

“It’s not just their bodies they kill or maim, it’s their dreams. This is the story of Alaa al-Dali". WE ARE NOT NUMBERS

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Gaza : «Il manquait 12 centimètres d’os, la jambe pendouillait»

28/08/2018

Lors des manifestations qui ont lieu depuis cinq mois près de la clôture de séparation entre Israël et la bande de Gaza, environ 170 Palestiniens ont été tués et des milliers gravement blessés par les tirs militaires israéliens, causes de très nombreuses amputations. Rencontre avec ces estropiés de la «Marche du retour». LIBERATION

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Hundreds in months-long Gaza protests crippled for life by Israeli gunfire

08/06/2018

Among the injured is 20-year-old Alaa Al-Dali from Rafah, near the border with Egypt. He was shot during the first of the Great March of Return protests on March 30. "I went by bike, in my cycling shoes and uniform, to the protest," he said. "I thought my chances of being shot were one in a hundred. If I had known a single hair on my head would have been harmed I wouldn't have gone." CNN

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