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Four-year-old Duma arson survivor Dawabsha to watch Real Madrid

Ramallah: The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has announced that Spanish giants Real Madrid will host four-year-old child Ahmed Dawabsha in mid-March.

The young boy is the only survivor of the Dawabsha family arson, after a group of Jewish settlers set the family’s home on fire in Duma village on July 31, 2015, near Nablus, killing his mother, father and 18-month-old sibling, Ali, reports Xinhua.

Ahmed Dawabsha
Ahmed Dawabsha

PFA chairman Jibreel al-Rajoub said on Saturday in a statement that the visit of Ahmed Dawabsha holds within it “great humanitarian dimensions” and expressed his appreciation to the Spanish club’s position. Real Madrid management showed deep empathy after a photo of Ahmed was published wearing the team’s shirt while receiving treatment in a hospital, noted al-Rajoub.

Real Madrid agreed to invite Ahmed Dawabsheh, which was announced by club spokesperson Raul Serrano Quevedo in January, at the behest of the Palestinian ambassador to Spain, who approached Real Madrid with the request.
PFA secretary general Abdelmajid Hajjah told Xinhua that the idea was initiated by the Real Madrid fan club in
Palestine, which was welcomed immediately by the Real Madrid management.

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