Cristiano Ronaldo to meet Palestinian boy orphaned by suicide attacks in Lebanon

NURBANU KIZIL
ISTANBUL
Published 20.11.2015 11:04
Updated 20.11.2015 11:18
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Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will make an orphaned Palestinian boy's dreams come true by meeting him, in response to an online campaign initiated by social media activists.

The three year-old Haidar Mustafa, who is a big fan of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly recovering in hospital following the brutal suicide attacks at a refugee camp he was staying with his parents in Beirut.

Haidar Mustafa, who was wounded in Thursday's twin suicide bombings, sleeps on a bed at the Rasoul Aazam Hospital in Burj al-Barajneh (AP Photo)

Like many others who were moved by the orphaned boy's story, Lebanese reporter Rana Harbi tried to reach Real Madrid through Twitter with the hope that she could make Haidar's dream come true.


To everyone's surprise, Real Madrid contacted Haidar and reportedly arranged a meeting with Portuguese soccer star Ronaldo.

Haidar Mustafa's parents had tragically been killed by two suicide attacks at a refugee camp in Bourj el Barajneh district of Lebanon's capital Beirut last week.

43 people were killed and 100 were wounded by the twin blasts that rocked a Hezbollah-stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs on November 12.

Daesh terrorists have claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts, while Lebanon has arrested 9 suspects in relation to the incident.

This is not the first time Real Madrid is putting a smile on refugees stricken by conflict in their countries. In September, the Spanish soccer club welcomed Osama Abdul Mohsen and his sons, who were kicked by a Hungarian camerawoman near the Serbian border. Mohsen and his sons were able to meet Cristiano Ronaldo and other football players from Spain's La Liga.

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