Israeli children mark International Day of Sport and Peace

Hundreds of children are expected to take part in the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Sunday to be held in the city of Ramla.

April 5, 2019 01:33
Israeli children mark International Day of Sport and Peace

Israeli children practice martial arts as a way to promote peace . (photo credit: BUDO FOR PEACE)


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Roughly 180 countries around the world will mark International Sports and Peace Day on Saturday, April 6. In Israel, the country will celebrate on Sunday, April 7.

Hundreds of children from all across Israeli society will participate in a special event in the city of Ramla.

Created by the Alliance for Middle East Peace [ALLMEP] and hosed by the Azrieli Ramla Mall, the children will take part in a variety of sports including Karate, Taekwondo, and . Capoeira. Martial arts are not the only sports being featured - soccer, table tennis and tennis also included.

In the evening, participants are expected to take a group photo for the #Whitecard project, an online digital media initiative expected to reach 90 million people around the word ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

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