A Permanent Memorial to Palestinian “Achievement” at the Olympics


I found myself attending a funeral today. One of my friends here in Israel was closely related to a famous personality from the world of basketball.

Unfortunately my friend’s relative was found dead in his apartment on Monday morning and suicide is the most likely reason.

While I was at the cemetery today I noticed a row of graves next to the path. Each had Olympic rings on the top and when I looked carefully at the names (I can just about read Hebrew now) I recognised them.

Welcome to the quiet, understated and desperately sad world of Palestinian “Olympic achievement”.

Palestinian Olympic Achievement - 5 "medals"

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