Palestine to Box in Istanbul

12 Sep
3:45 AM

The Palestinian national team will compete in the 32nd International Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament, in Istanbul, Turkey.

“We have also invited Palestinian national team as a reaction to US embassy move to Jerusalem,” Turkish Boxing Federation President Eyup Gozgec said, at an introductory meeting.

Atilla Comert, son of the former Turkish boxer Ahmet Comert, said that 350 boxers from 27 countries would participate in the tournament.

The tickets for the tournament would be free, he added, according to Days of Palestine.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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