The Palestinian Football Association has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport over a decision by world soccer’s governing body FIFA regarding the association’s rights to run football activities there.
Reuters has announced that CAS said in a statement that the appeal was against a decision taken during the FIFA Congress in May to not vote on a proposal by the PFA in which it sought the “recognition of its rights to run football activities in accordance with the FIFA statutes”.
The PFA appeal requests that the decision by FIFA not to vote on its proposal at the 66th FIFA Congress held on 10-11 May 2017 be declared null and void, that the decision that was passed in its place be revoked and that FIFA be ordered to immediately vote on the PFA’s proposal.
The PFA has also complained that Israel hampers its activities, including limiting the movement of players between the West Bank and Gaza, and that it has barred some international travel.
Israel has cited security concerns for its actions and the Israeli FA, which is a member of European soccer body UEFA, says it is not responsible for the actions of its government.
The Reuters report is given at http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-palestinians-fifa-idUKKBN19424T.