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State of Palestine: Ronaldo awarded Person of the Year by Palestinian Real fans01:11

State of Palestine: Ronaldo awarded Person of the Year by Palestinian Real fans

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Ramallah
December 16, 2016 at 12:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Real Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo was named 'Person of the Year’ by the Palestinian Real Madrid F.C. fan club along with the Lady of the Earth Foundation in Ramallah, Friday, for his charitable work involving children affected by the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Ronaldo could not attend the ceremony but reportedly addressed those in the crowd via video-call.

Khalid Shoman, chairman of the Association of Real Madrid Fans in Palestine, explained the importance of the Real Madrid player, stating that "Ronaldo’s many charitable works have long been known, especially those benefiting children. Especially the children of Palestine and Gaza.”

In March this year, Real Madrid invited five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha, the lone survivor of a firebombing that killed his parents and brother, to fly to Spain to meet players from the club, including Ronaldo himself.

State of Palestine: Ronaldo awarded Person of the Year by Palestinian Real fans01:11
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Real Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo was named 'Person of the Year’ by the Palestinian Real Madrid F.C. fan club along with the Lady of the Earth Foundation in Ramallah, Friday, for his charitable work involving children affected by the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Ronaldo could not attend the ceremony but reportedly addressed those in the crowd via video-call.

Khalid Shoman, chairman of the Association of Real Madrid Fans in Palestine, explained the importance of the Real Madrid player, stating that "Ronaldo’s many charitable works have long been known, especially those benefiting children. Especially the children of Palestine and Gaza.”

In March this year, Real Madrid invited five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha, the lone survivor of a firebombing that killed his parents and brother, to fly to Spain to meet players from the club, including Ronaldo himself.

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