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There have been many disruption for footballers and officials travelling to and from Palestine. However, on Monday, January 7, 2019, for the first time ever a Palestinian official was actually arrested. The charge, made verbally, was “buying weapon components from the internet”. What were those weapon components? It turns out that they were a camera! …

At Asian football’s annual award ceremony in Muscat on Wednesday, the PFA won the AFC President’s Recognition Award for “Grassroots Football – Aspiring”. The award  indeed represents welcome recognition of Palestine’s sporting achievements in the face of the Occupation. From the stage Vice-President Susan Shalabi declared, “We feel extremely encouraged. This will inspire us to do …

The following was posted on 27/11/18 at http://www.the-afc.com/news/afcsection/afc-exco-underlines-support-for-palestine-football-association: AFC EXCO underlines support for Palestine Football Association Muscat: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee today pledged their support to the Palestine Football Association (PFA) after recent interference in their football jurisdiction by Israeli military forces and proposed the urgent set-up of a task force to …

Scottish PSC and other activists started early on a blustery and wet afternoon and evening to hand out cards to spectators prior of Kick Off.  An hour and a half before Kick Off chanting started and flags were waved which generated very supportive engagement from the home fans.  The message was clear to one and all – …

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has expressed its concern following a violent Israeli raid at Silwan Football Club last Thursday evening, where a local meeting was broken up. During the raid, soldiers violently detained and arrested the Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, as well as Club Manager Muhannad Shalhab and another young Palestinian. Two …

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) made the following appeal to its supporters at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-reform today: Sportswear manufacturer Puma is the new sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA). The company replaced Adidas following an international campaign that targeted Adidas’s IFA sponsorship due to the inclusion of teams based on …

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