February 2014

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.