Iyad and Mohammed are two Arab boys from Akko. Iyad is spending his fifth year at Hadassah Neurim after having completed high school and college here. Being an outstanding athlete, Iyad has been several times the Israeli champion of the 400 meters hurdles and 200 meters run, including at the last Maccabia. He is a very warm, friendly and gentle young man and continues to live and train at Hadassah Neurim with seven other graduate athletes. They contribute a lot to the village and bring fame and pride with their achievements.