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>> It's not your typical baseball spring training session. Palestinian women practicing the art of America's pastime. Albeit on a soccer field with tennis balls and makeshift bats. That's all their coach can afford for now in his quest to build Gaza's first field of dreams. Specifically, a Palestinian federation for baseball and softball, having received approval from Gaza's Ministry of Youth and Sport.
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> We've seen many negative comments on social media networks which were very negative. Some said as girls you should be going to hell and things like that.
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>> Coach Tafesh, a former soccer player for Palestine's national team, recruited 40 women and 20 men. Many of them university students, the females catching flak for taking part.>>
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Some said you should stay at home and things like that. We wanna state a point that we're like everyone else, men and women, we are the same.>> Tryouts for the five team league will be held later this year, mastery of the split finger fast ball not required.