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

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2016

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.

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]

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