Video: Israel kills dreams of Gaza boxing champion

Ahmad Abu Marahil, 20, is one of the best boxers in Gaza.

Israeli occupation forces injured Abu Marahil three times during the Great March of Return protests, leading him to use a wheelchair.

Even before his injuries, Abu Marahil has dreamed of participating in championships in other Palestinian cities and around the world. But Israel has repeatedly barred him from leaving Gaza.

“I had the ambition to become a boxing champion and to represent Palestine abroad,” Abu Marahil told The Electronic Intifada.

“But the occupation was the obstacle,” stated Osama Ayoub, Abu Marahil’s coach.

Despite his injuries, Abu Marahil is determined to continue with the sport that he loves.

Video by Amjad Ayman and Yousef Mashharawi.