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Middle East Paralympic Games: For Gaza's athletes, just getting to the practice track is a challenge

Paralympic Games competitors from Gaza have to clear hurdles just to train – like getting to their non-wheelchair-accessible gym. 

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

While most Paralympics national teams are on a strict training schedule as the Olympics companion event approaches, focused entirely on improving their performance and winning a coveted gold medal, the Palestinian Gaza team is a bit different. 

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