August 2014

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 …

Popular Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi has defended rights of children in conflict areas, especially in the Gaza Strip where a month of fighting has claimed nearly 1,900 Palestinian lives. “As a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, where violence has …

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 …