Cycling Under Siege in Gaza | Close Up

by Beckypublished on 23rd September 2021

Cycling Under Siege in Gaza is the story of a young Palestinian athlete who persevered through the trauma of losing his leg while facing the daily struggles of life under occupation.

Alaa al-Dali, 23, lives in Gaza and was once one of the fastest Palestinian road cyclists. This documentary from Al Jazeera Close Up 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.

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