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In the post of 3 July we pointed out the disruption of the two-leg Palestinian Cup final by Israeli authorities.  Since then the Israeli human rights group Gisha has gone to court to overturn the blocks on players’ movements but has failed. We would emphasise that Israel’s continuing obstruction of the Palestinian Cup Final second leg …

Our campaign has published this article in Middle East Memorandum to highlight to three specific aspects of the deterioration in the position of Palestinian football in recent months. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190828-does-fifa-really-believe-in-human-rights/ “The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has had some good reasons to thank football’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), for its help. …

For the fifth year running Israeli authorities have caused problems for this annual fixture. On Sunday 30 June 2019 all West Bank players successfully travelled to Gaza, where their Balata FC team drew 1 – 1 with Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah. For the return leg thirty one of the thirty five man Gazan squad were banned …

The Palestinian call to boycott Puma until it drops sponsorship of the racist Israeli Football Association was repeated across the world on Saturday. From Sweden to New Zealand, from Malaysia to the USA, activists in twenty two countries approached retailers to stop trading Puma products. The picture above is the scene on Carnaby Street outside …

The following article by Asa Winstanley was posted yesterday at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/fifa-attacks-palestinian-football. FIFA has launched an investigation into Palestinian football based on allegations made by an anti-Muslim activist and West Bank settler, The Electronic Intifada has learned. The ethics committee of world football’s governing body wrote to the Palestinian Football Association’s president in January laying out …

Our campaign sent the following letter electronically to the Presidents and Council representatives of all FIFA member Associations prior to the 5-6 June 2019 FIFA Annual Congress. Repression of Palestinian Football We write to alert you to the continuing obstruction of Palestinian football by Israel’s occupation forces and to ask you to take action at …

On 2 May 2019 around midday a large Israeli Border Policed Force broke into the Shu’fat Camp sports club in the northern part of annexed East Jerusalem. This was a special occasion for the club as the club and its guests were inaugurating the newly renovated football pitch. The force threatened the attendees – scaring …

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