Israel kills two prominent Palestinian players

Israel soldiers killed two prominent Palestinian soccer players this week in the Gaza Strip, the Palestine Football Association said on Wednesday.

Israel kills two prominent Palestinian players

In a statement posted on its website, the PFA said a former member of the national team, Ayman al-Kurd, a 28-year-old with three children, was killed two days ago by Israeli shelling.

"His martyrdom is a great loss to Palestinian football. His colleagues are in shock," Ghassan Balawi, a former coach of the Palestinian soccer team, told Reuters in Ramallah.

The PFA also reported that Wajih Mushtahi, a member of the Palestinian Olympic soccer team, was killed this week in Gaza.

The Islamic Jihad group said in a statement that Mushtahi was one of its fighters and had died in combat.


Reuters

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