5-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Family in Attacks in Palestine to Meet Real Madrid Idols

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2016

Five year old Palestinian boy who survived a firebombing by Jewish extremists that killed his parents and brother Ahmed Dawabsha arrives at Adolfo Suarez Airport near Madrid on March 16, 2016 priot to meeting Real Madrid football stars including his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.


The July 31 attack on the Dawabsha family home in the village of Duma in the occupied West Bank killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha and fatally wounded his parents.

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A Palestinian boy who lost his family in a firebomb attack will meet his heroes at Real Madrid, reports IBTimes UK.

Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha's mother, father and 18-year-old brother died during an attack in Duma last July and has travelled to Spain for a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Thursday.

Five year old Palestinian boy who survived a firebombing by Jewish extremists that killed his parents and brother Ahmed Dawabsha (C) arrives at Adolfo Suarez Airport near Madrid on March 6, 2016 priot to meeting Real Madrid football stars including his id
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He will meet with Los Blancos' squad, including his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, thanks to a humanitarian initiative thought to have been arranged by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Football Association thanked the La Liga giants for their "superb humanitarian gesture" and credited Madrid for "restoring hope for a child who lost his entire family."

"There is an unknown soldier in this initiative and that is Zinedine Zidane, who we warmly thank," Rajoub said.

[IBTimes UK]