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Mahmoud Sarsak

Mahmoud Sarsak

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1987
  • Age: 30
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Mahmoud Sarsak (born 1987) is a Palestinian football player who was a member of the Palestine national football team. In 2012, Sarsak spent three months on hunger strike while imprisoned in Israel without trial or charges.

Since his release Sarsak has sought to raise awareness of persecution of Palestinian football players by the Israeli government, and to oppose Israel's hosting of the Under-21 Championship.


As a child, Sarsak's heroes includes Alessandro Del Piero, Frank Lampard and Zinedine Zidane. He played regularly for the Palestinian Olympic football team and twice for the Palestinian national team, competing against China and Iraq. In 2013 Sarsak said he hoped to return to the national team in the future.


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