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
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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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