Al-Istiqlal University wins the first places in the military athletics events


Al-Istiqlal University students participated in the Central Forces Games Championship, which was organized by the General Union of Military Sports with the participation of the Palestinian Security Services of the different governorates of Palestine, at Khadouri University, on Sunday 24th of November 2019.

The championship was opened by Col. Amal Khalifa, the Director of Military Sports, welcoming the participants, thanking the leadership of Tulkarm and Khadouri University for their cooperation and for their hosting the first championship of its kind in the field of military sport, noting that the military sport has international and Arab merits at the level of athletics, confirming that this championship is a real opportunity for all talents and top-ranked players to represent Palestine in the World Military Athletics Championships.

Furthermore, the students of the University participated in this tournament accompanied by Mr. Rami Drede, the Head of the Sports Activity Department at Al-Istiqlal University, and the student Ishaq Abu Sneineh won the first place in the 100 meters and 200 meters race, the student Mohammed Fawzi Juma won the first place in the 800 meters race, the student Mohammed Hikmat Kharroub won the first place in the 5000 meters race, the student Mohammed Abu al-Haj won the second place in the 800 meters race, and the student Mohammed Iyad Barham won the third place in the 400 meters race.

Moreover, the students: Ishaq Abu Sneineh, Odai Barghouti, Mohammed Abu al-Haj, and Mohammed al-Harini won first place in the discus, while the student Ayoub Hijazi took the second place.

Finally, the Deanship of Student Affairs at Al-Istiqlal University explained the importance of the students’ participation in the various activities and fields, mentioning that they are preparing for the Central Universities Championship which will be organized by the Palestinian University Sports Federation in the second semester.