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Disabled table tennis players hit back at stigmas in Ramallah

 IPS 16 May 2019

In the West Bank, the rights of people with disabilities (which comprise 11 per cent of the population) are being ignored. IPS visits two support centres in Ramallah to discover how education and sport programmes – including wheelchair table tennis – aim to give people with disabilities independence and a sense of acceptance in a society where “people believe that if you are not walking, you are not normal.” (1108 Words) - By Silvia Boarini

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Table tennis players train at Majd Sports. Majd Sports is a recreational centre catering for people with disabilities in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. Credit: Silvia Boarini/IPS

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