President of the Palestinian Paralympic Committee passes away14.01.2014
The IPC has learned that the Palestinian Paralympic Committee President Akram Okkeh sadly passed away on Saturday 11 January 2014.
“Akram’s sad and untimely passing is a terrible shock"
IPC President Sir Philip Craven said: “Akram’s sad and untimely passing is a terrible shock as he was with the whole Paralympic family at the IPC General Assembly in Athens less than two months ago.
“Akram was such a gentle man living in a nation racked by danger and difficulties. He will be greatly missed by the international sports community and on behalf of the whole Paralympic Movement I would like to pass on my condolences to his family and friends.”