A Religious Team Refused to Play With This Israeli Girl. Now She’s Taking Them to Court

A religious boys' team from a West Bank settlement refused to play basketball against 11-year-old Ayala Yamin. Now she’s taking the Israeli youth league to court, challenging its discriminatory bylaw

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Ayala Yamin is the only girl who plays on Hapoel Mateh Yehuda’s basketball team. This 11-year-old kibbutznik, who is passionate about the sport, attends every group practice, plays in every game and can shoot as well as any of her teammates.

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