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Palestinian with Israeli roots wins Jordan’s first Olympic medal

JTA News & Features | Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 12:59 pm

Jordan won its first-ever Olympic medal thanks to the performance of a Palestinian taekwondo fighter whose family left Israel 20 years ago.

Abu Ghoush, who was born in Jordan, received a call from Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who congratulated him on winning gold yesterday at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

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