Palestinian women footballers tackle taboos

AFP, Tuesday 22 Feb 2011

The stadium was packed to the rafters with raucous fans, mostly female, who had turned out to watched the first-ever public encounter in the Palestinian women's football league

Palestinian women

Women came in their thousands, many lugging 'tableh' drums or carrying Palestinian flags, to watch Seriyyat Ramallah take on Diyyar Bethlehem in the opening match of the league at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium near Jerusalem.

Most of the 8,000 spectators packing the stands of this recently-renovated stadium were women, many of whom had travelled from all parts of the occupied West Bank to watch the match.

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