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Wounded Gaza cyclist to miss Asian Games after amputation

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly, 21, who lost his leg by a bullet fired by Israeli troops, stands next to his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, April 18, 2018. A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly, 21, who lost his leg by a bullet fired by Israeli troops, stands next to his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, April 18, 2018. A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly, 21, who lost his leg by a bullet fired by Israeli troops, stands next to his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, April 18, 2018. A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly drinks milk at the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly had his right leg amputated after he attended the first day of what has been called �The Great March of Return,� a six-week demonstration at the frontier fence between the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip and Israel.   REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly drinks milk at the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly had his right leg amputated after he attended the first day of what has been called �The Great March of Return,� a six-week...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly drinks milk at the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly had his right leg amputated after he attended the first day of what has been called �The Great March of Return,� a six-week demonstration at the frontier fence between the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip and Israel. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly arrives to his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said that he and three friends cycled towards a border protest area on March 30, then walked to what they expected to be a non-violent demonstration. "I only went because it was a peaceful rally, I did not expect any harm to come to me."  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly arrives to his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said that he and three friends cycled towards a border protest area on March 30, then walked to what they expected to be a non-violent demonstration. "I only...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly arrives to his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said that he and three friends cycled towards a border protest area on March 30, then walked to what they expected to be a non-violent demonstration. "I only went because it was a peaceful rally, I did not expect any harm to come to me." REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is seen inside the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said he was 500-660 feet from the fence, and not involved in any belligerent action against Israeli troops, when he was struck by gunfire.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is seen inside the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said he was 500-660 feet from the fence, and not involved in any belligerent action against Israeli troops, when he was struck by gunfire. ...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is seen inside the kitchen of his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Daly said he was 500-660 feet from the fence, and not involved in any belligerent action against Israeli troops, when he was struck by gunfire. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly talks with his sister while holding his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly said his family asked that he be evacuated from Gaza to receive better treatment in the West Bank or in Israel, but Palestinian authorities told him that Israeli officials refused to let him exit Gaza. "It was decided that any request for medical treatment by a terrorist or a rioter who took part in violent events would be denied," an army statement said. "Foreign residents have no vested right to enter Israeli territory, including Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip." REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly talks with his sister while holding his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly said his family asked that he be evacuated from Gaza to receive better treatment in the West Bank or in Israel,...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly talks with his sister while holding his bicycle at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Alaa Al-Daly said his family asked that he be evacuated from Gaza to receive better treatment in the West Bank or in Israel, but Palestinian authorities told him that Israeli officials refused to let him exit Gaza. "It was decided that any request for medical treatment by a terrorist or a rioter who took part in violent events would be denied," an army statement said. "Foreign residents have no vested right to enter Israeli territory, including Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip." REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed in the extended protest along the fenced 40-mile Gaza-Israel frontier, pressing for a right of return for Palestinian refugees to what is now Israel. No Israeli casualties have been reported.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed in the extended protest along the fenced 40-mile Gaza-Israel frontier, pressing for a right of return for...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed in the extended protest along the fenced 40-mile Gaza-Israel frontier, pressing for a right of return for Palestinian refugees to what is now Israel. No Israeli casualties have been reported. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Gaza medical officials said at least 16 Palestinians were killed on March 30, the day that Daly was hit, and that 17 wounded people needed amputations. Israel, which has drawn criticism from human rights groups for using live fire against the protesters, has accused the Islamist faction Hamas that rules Gaza of organizing what it describes as "riots". Hamas has denied this. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Gaza medical officials said at least 16 Palestinians were killed on March 30, the day that Daly was hit, and that 17 wounded people needed...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly is welcomed by his mother at his house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Gaza medical officials said at least 16 Palestinians were killed on March 30, the day that Daly was hit, and that 17 wounded people needed amputations. Israel, which has drawn criticism from human rights groups for using live fire against the protesters, has accused the Islamist faction Hamas that rules Gaza of organizing what it describes as "riots". Hamas has denied this. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly smiles at a hospital in Gaza City.  Israel says most of those killed were militants trying to attack troops or to breach the border fence, and that its troops have responded with riot dispersal means and live fire "in accordance with the rules of engagement."  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly smiles at a hospital in Gaza City. Israel says most of those killed were militants trying to attack troops or to breach the border fence, and that its troops have responded with riot dispersal means and live fire "in...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly smiles at a hospital in Gaza City. Israel says most of those killed were militants trying to attack troops or to breach the border fence, and that its troops have responded with riot dispersal means and live fire "in accordance with the rules of engagement." REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. Israel has long dismissed any right of return for refugees, fearing that an influx of Palestinians would wipe out its Jewish majority. It argues that refugees should resettle in a future state that the Palestinians seek in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in Gaza. Peace talks to that end collapsed in 2014.

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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. Israel has long dismissed any right of return for refugees, fearing that an influx of Palestinians would wipe out its Jewish majority. It argues that refugees should resettle in a...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. Israel has long dismissed any right of return for refugees, fearing that an influx of Palestinians would wipe out its Jewish majority. It argues that refugees should resettle in a future state that the Palestinians seek in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in Gaza. Peace talks to that end collapsed in 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly prays at a hospital in Gaza City. Daly, who trained for more than six hours a day for months to compete at the Asian Games in Indonesia, now accepts that his "dream of waving the flag of Palestine in Jakarta" is over.

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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly prays at a hospital in Gaza City. Daly, who trained for more than six hours a day for months to compete at the Asian Games in Indonesia, now accepts that his "dream of waving the flag of Palestine in Jakarta" is...more

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly prays at a hospital in Gaza City. Daly, who trained for more than six hours a day for months to compete at the Asian Games in Indonesia, now accepts that his "dream of waving the flag of Palestine in Jakarta" is over. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. He is learning to walk with the help of crutches, and intends to compete in the future as an amputee. 
 REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. He is learning to walk with the help of crutches, and intends to compete in the future as an amputee. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian cyclist Alaa Al-Daly leaves a hospital in Gaza City. He is learning to walk with the help of crutches, and intends to compete in the future as an amputee. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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