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Former medic with amputated arm now a bodybuilding gym owner in Gaza

By Ruptly
09 April 2021   |   6:55 am
A medic who lost his arm in the 2008 Gaza War has gone on to open his own gym and become an iron-willed bodybuilding instructor in Jabalia, north of Gaza City. Nidal al-Daour was seen breaking up a hefty sweat inside his gym on Wednesday, proving that one does not need every limb to do the heavy lifting.

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