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The players, who work out on a small football pitch in a southern Gaza town, admit they are still trying to understand the rules of the complicated sport. With pitches lobbed underhand, the game they play is closer to softball.Mahmoud Tafesh, the team's coach, said he has dreamed of bringing baseball to Gaza since he was introduced to the game last year.Iraq has a national team, and one of the country's coaches introduced Tafesh to baseball last year while both were in Egypt, which now boasts a baseball and softball federation.When he returned to Gaza, he was concerned about the lack of equipment and whether the conservative society, which is governed by the Islamic militant group Hamas, would accept the idea of girls playing the sport.He first approached girls at the only sports education college in Gaza.
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