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This article by Inside World Football’s Paul Nicholson was first published at https://www.insideworldfootball.com/2022/04/11/palestine-mourns-death-another-footballer-shot-dead-israeli-forces/. While the world is watching with horror and condemnation the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the increase in violence in Palestine and the West Bank has gone barely noticed in international media. In football, so often the soft geo-politics of the world’s bigger …

This article by Simon Lloyd was published on 23rd March at https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/bellerin-ukraine-palestine-325013. ‘The Palestinian war has been completely silenced…’ Hector Bellerin has questioned why Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine has received greater attention in the media when compared to conflicts taking place elsewhere in the world. The Real Betis right-back, who is on loan from …

This AFP article was published on 24th March at https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220324-arabs-denounce-double-standard-of-russia-sports-bans. Russia’s war on Ukraine has drawn unprecedented sanctions that have seen it banned from most international sports in a Western-led break with the long-standing convention against politics mixing with sport. For many Arabs, who have seen their own sportsmen and women punished for refusing to …

This article by Ramzy Baroud was published on 9th March at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/politics-and-sports-do-mix-on-fifas-hypocrisy-in-palestine-and-the-need-to-isolate-apartheid-israel/ in the wake of FIFA’s decision to ban Russia from this year’s World Cup Finals in Qatar. Israel’s war on Palestinian sports is as old as the Israeli state itself. For Palestinians, sport is a critical aspect of their popular culture, and since …

This Middle East Monitor piece by Motasem A Dalloul appeared on 1st March at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220301-russias-war-in-ukraine-even-exposes-footballs-hypocrisy/. Fighting continues across Ukraine as Russian forces get closer to the capital, Kyiv. Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, is also being bombed. As the first round of high-level talks between Kyiv and Moscow took place on the Ukraine-Belarus border on Monday …

Former Egyptian football player Mohamed Aboutrika on Monday slammed the Federation of International Football (FIFA) for their failure to punish Israel, after the decision to ban Russia from all football competitions. This Palestine Chronicle article first appeared on 1st March at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/egyptian-football-player-aboutrika-slams-fifa-for-applying-double-standards/. In an interview with Quds News Network, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations …

Israeli Occupation Authorities issue the 4th Demolition order against the Sur Baher club The new year did not start with joy and hope for the staff, fans, and community of the Sur Baher club, located in east Jerusalem, close to Abu Dis For, just before 2021 ended, on the 27th of December, The Israeli occupation …

Footballers and fans have expressed solidarity with Palestine throughout matches in Qatar at the revived FIFA Arab Cup tournament This article by Hala Abdallah was posted on 12th Dec at https://www.dohanews.co/united-cause-how-palestine-has-taken-centre-stage-at-the-fifa-arab-cup-in-qatar/. Algeria football team players were spotted waving the Palestinian flag on the pitch after advancing to the semi-finals of the Arab Cup Qatar 2021 …

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