No Jerusalem hosting of EURO 2020 games. Palestinians welcome UEFA decision

No Jerusalem hosting of EURO 2020 games.  Palestinians welcome UEFA decision

Our campaign objective of the exclusion of (West) Jerusalem as a host city for the EURO 2020 competition was realised on 19th September when UEFA announced the host countries:

Finals:  London;    Quarter finals:  Munich, Baku, St Petersburg, Rome

Round of 16:  Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow

Details are given under the Campaigns/EURO 2020 (closed)  tab .

This result was welcomed by Abdulrahman Abunahel, the coordinator in Gaza with the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC).  He said: “Given that awarding Israel the right to host the games would have been a sign of support for Israel’s massacre in Gaza and its war on Palestinian football, UEFA has made the only sensible decision. We thank all those who joined us in opposing Israel’s bid to host games in Jerusalem, a city from which Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestinians –

See more at: http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/uefa-decides-against-jerusalem-tournament-bid-12700#sthash.S33K43Mo.dpuf

 

 

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