Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game(1)  URGENT – WRITE BY 16 SEPTEMBER TO DAVID GILL (ENGLISH FA) AND MICHEL PLATINI:  No EURO 2020 HOSTING BY JERUSALEM.  (2) SIGN OUR PETITION: SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA.  (3) READ OUR IMPORTANT NEW FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game.  (open this post to use the link) (1)  EURO 2020.   Hosting decisions will be …

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/26/oscar-garcia-maccabi-tel-aviv-brighton-gaza Maccabi Tel Aviv’s coach, the former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Oscar García, has resigned, with the club saying that this was because of the current security situation in Israel. The club said García, a former Barcelona midfielder from Spain, will be replaced by Pako Ayestarán, another Spaniard. Ayestarán was previously an assistant coach …

From Indpendent.ie.  Dundalk have been hit with a staggering €18k fine following their Europa League qualifier against Hajduk Split when a Palestine flag was flown at Oriel Park.   A source today confirmed to Independent.ie that the club had received notice of the fine from UEFA last Wednesday, and stated that they will decide whether to appeal …

RAMALLAH.   Jibril Rajoub, President of the Football Association, announced the death of 20-year-old  Ahmad Mohammed al Qatri,  former player in the youth team Youth Center Amari.  He was shot in the city of Beer by occupation forces and left to bleed to death as ambulances were prevented from reaching him. http://www.pfa.ps/index.php/news/et7ad-news/1447-2014-08-08-21-11-37.html A report was also filed …

The following letter was sent to all members of UEFA’s Executive Committee wh0 will decide on venues for the thirteen EURO 2020 tournaments on 19 September 2014.  Copies were also sent to all other UEFA member associations.  The letter refers to an attached Information Sheet that gives specific reasons for exclusion of West Jerusalem and this …

The PFA reports that on 1 August 2014 19 year old Oday Nafex Jabr was killed by three bullets in the village of Safa west of Ramallah. He played for  Jabr Beit Ur al-Tahta and Kharbatha Bani Harith and was about to join a professional team for the new season. The PFA denounced the series …

Haaretz quotes a Reuters report that Ahed Zaqout, a former Palestinian national team player, has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit his apartment in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said on Thursday. “Palestine has lost one of its best players, he may have been the best midfielder we ever had,” Gaza sports journalist Khaled Zaher told …

The UEFA Emergency Panel met on 16 July and decided that, due to the current security situation in Israel, no UEFA competition matches may be played in the country until further notice. Consequently, the Israeli clubs involved in forthcoming fixtures have been requested to propose alternative venues outside of Israel’s territory for their home legs …

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