Teenage runner faces hurdle to Israeli citizenship

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Feb 13, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Teenage runner faces hurdle to Israeli citizenship

Blessing Afrifa was born in Israel to parents from the West African country of Guinea, and even though he is just 16 years old, he has already made a name for himself when he won second place in Israel's sprinting championship last year.

Even though Afrifa is a rare talent, and wishes to represent Israel in the Olympics one day, his current status as a permanent resident - which he received along with his parents and younger sister in 2010 - makes it impossible.

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