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During the Apartheid era the South African FA was excluded from FIFA membership (1964 to 1992).  The President of the Palestinian Football Association has called for expulsion of the Israeli FA.  This campaign has therefore launched a petition to FIFA: Membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) should be suspended until Israel respects the human …

On 31 January 2014 two young Palestinian football players were shot by Israeli forces, beaten and set upon by dogs. Significantly they were not arrested or charged.  We have two reports here, one from the Ma’n news agency and one from local sources. Ma’an News agency report  http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=673479 The Ma’an News agency  reports that on 31 January …

1 February 2014.   The Palestinian Football Association reports that Israeli forces shot tear gas grenades around Faisal al-Husseini stadium at Al Ram, just as a Pro league match was being played. The referee had to cancel the match since both players, spectators and officials could not breath.

A Chilean football club has been banned from using a shirt that has a stylised number 1 in the shape of a map of Palestine.  Club Deportivo Palestino, which was founded by Palestinian immigrants in Santiago in 1920, were also fined US$1,300 (Dh4,447) by the Chilean football association after members of Chile’s Jewish community complained …

The campaign wrote to UEFA’s President Platini and all member associations on 17 December 2013 as follows:   Dear Sir,  In June 2013, UEFA held the finals of its Men’s Under 21 tournament in Israel despite widespread calls to change the venue because of Israeli racism against Palestinians, which the UN calls “tantamount to Apartheid”. Yet …

29 November 2013  Report from www.worldfootballinsider.com Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Executive Committee on Tuesday fully backed Palestine Football Association (PFA) in its efforts towards free movement of players, officials and football equipment. A Task Force, formed by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter involving officials from FIFA, UEFA, AFC, Palestine FA and the Israel FA, is …

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