Gaza Amputees Take Their Challenges to The Pool

Published August 4th, 2019 - 06:20 GMT

Young Palestinian amputees train in a Gaza City swimming pool under the instructions of Majdi al-Tatar.

Tatar, who lost his right leg after a road accident during his childhood, trains Palestinians who lost their limbs during the ongoing conflict with Israel and help them maintain physical activity through the Palestine Children Relief Fund, a non-governmental organization providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. Any sport... is a great way to rehabilitate people and get people back into society.

More than 6,500 people have been shot by Israeli forces during a year of weekly mass protests along the Gaza border, according to Palestinian figures. More than 125 have had amputations and many others are permanently disabled.

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Palestinian amputee children rest during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children rest during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

A Palestinian amputee child prepares to jump into the pool during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

A Palestinian amputee child prepares to jump into the pool during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP

A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

 A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child swim during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP

A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child swim during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children play football during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children play football during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children play during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children play during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Palestinian amputee children rest during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
A Palestinian amputee child prepares to jump into the pool during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
 A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child swim during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play football during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children rest during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children rest during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
A Palestinian amputee child prepares to jump into the pool during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
A Palestinian amputee child prepares to jump into the pool during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
 A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child swim during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
A trainer helps a Palestinian amputee child swim during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play football during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019.  SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play football during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
The PCRF is a non-governmental organisation providing physical and psychological services for disabled children in Gaza Strip. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Palestinian amputee children play during a summer camp origanized by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on August 3, 2019. SAID KHATIB / AFP