Gaza’s young female boxers train on the beach amid coronavirus closures


A Palestinian girl is instructed by coach Osama Ayob during a boxing training session at the sidewalk of a beach as sports clubs are closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Gaza City May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

GAZA (Reuters) – Trading jabs and punches, a team of young female boxers – some as young as four – trained on the beach in Gaza this week after their club was closed due to COVID-19.

The sight of over a dozen girls boxing on the beach while wearing face masks caught the eye of passersby in the Mediterranean coastal enclave, where the…


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