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New Basketball League for People with Special Needs Launched in Israel

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Jerusalem (TPS) – Israel’s first ever basketball league for people with special needs was launched in Jerusalem on Monday evening, January 11, in the presence of Mayor Nir Barkat.

The unique league will enable Israeli basketball players with special needs, to experience for the first time an organized framework of competitive events and games. There are many special needs basketball teams throughout Jerusalem and Israel, but until now there had been no official or organized framework for such teams.

“Jerusalem is known for its outstanding variety of populations and opinions, but when it comes to tolerance and the acceptance of the disabled, there are no divisions and we all act together for the same goal,” said Nir Barkat during the event.

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