NPC Palestine headquarters destroyed

The office and stadiums of the Palestinian Paralympic Committee were exposed to heavy shelling this week in Gaza.

NPC Palestine headquarters destroyed after a heavy shelling © • Palestine NPC

On Monday morning (19 November), the office of the Palestinian Paralympic Committee in Gaza was exposed to heavy shelling that destroyed the building and infrastructure of the nation’s Paralympic headquarters.

The Palestine Stadium and accessible Palestine Sports building were fully destructed. The sports facilities were both used by athletes who trained for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and athletes with an impairment who live close to the Gaza strip.

Palestine has taken part in the Paralympic Games since 2000 and was represented at London 2012 by Khamis Zaqout and Mohammed Fannouna in athletics.

Palestinian Paralympic Committee President Akkram Okeh told the IPC the organisation intends to rebuild the stadium and committee office.