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Gaza girls take plunge in male-dominated sport

After her father's death by Israeli shelling, a teenager from Gaza decided to realize his dream — having an international swimmer in the family.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fatima Abu Shedeq has been undergoing intensive swimming training three days a week, six hours a day inside the sports club in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip.  

Fatima began swimming 2015, following the death of her father, Jalil, in 2014; he was killed during the shelling of Beit Lahia by Israeli tanks. Her father was hit by a shell right in front of their house.

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