Agence France-PresseAugust 4, 2013 06:04
Lionel Messi and his fellow Barcelona stars were mobbed on their arrival in Israel on Saturday where the Spanish giants are staging two "training camps for peace".
Hundreds of fans, wearing Barcelona shirts, as well as a heavy police presence greeted the squad who will train with groups of Israeli and Palestinian children.
The players, who are also visiting Bethlehem and the Wailing Wall, were working with Palestinian youngsters at Hebron on Saturday night.
On Sunday, they are due to meet Israel President Shimon Peres before coaching more children in Tel Aviv.