Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Chilean Soccer Captain tours Palestine

Captain of Chilean Soccer Team "C.D. Palestino" Visits Aida Refugee Camp

Details Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:07

Felipe Nuñez, goalkeeper and current captain for the Chilean fútbol team ‘Club Deportivo Palestino’, toured Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem with representatives from the Aida Center Monday.

Nuñez, 34, toured the camp with Marwan Farajeh of the Aida Center and Holy Land Trust, who spoke about the situation of Aida and many of the events that have occurred in the camp both recently and in the past. Touring with them were Nuñez’s wife, Jennifer, journalist Rodrigo Eyzaguirre, and a Spanish-Arabic translator.

Nuñez said this is his first time in Palestine, as it is difficult to travel here from Chile, because of the high cost and long distance.

He said, “I came to the camp to understand the reality of the situation and daily lives of the people here.”

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This is a few days old, but still timely. Felipe Núñez is a major star in Chile.

Chile’s Soccer Team C.D. Palestino (Palestinian Sports Club) is now a political force in both Chile, and the contested areas.