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In the post of 3 July we pointed out the disruption of the two-leg Palestinian Cup final by Israeli authorities.  Since then the Israeli human rights group Gisha has gone to court to overturn the blocks on players’ movements but has failed. We would emphasise that Israel’s continuing obstruction of the Palestinian Cup Final second leg …

Our campaign has published this article in Middle East Memorandum to highlight to three specific aspects of the deterioration in the position of Palestinian football in recent months. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190828-does-fifa-really-believe-in-human-rights/ “The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has had some good reasons to thank football’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), for its help. …

Khadamat Rafah football team. Ramzy Baroud, editor of the Palestine Chronicle, has contributed an excellent up to date summary article to Middle East Memorandum. “The Palestinian Football Association is struggling to survive. Combined US-Israeli pressure on Palestinian organisations that provide aid and support to the Palestinian people is now felt in the field of sports …

For the fifth year running Israeli authorities have caused problems for this annual fixture. On Sunday 30 June 2019 all West Bank players successfully travelled to Gaza, where their Balata FC team drew 1 – 1 with Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah. For the return leg thirty one of the thirty five man Gazan squad were banned …

The following statement was issued today by Red Card Israeli Racism: RCIR is appalled – but hardly surprised – by Gianni Infantino’s reprehensible appearance on Tuesday at the US-backed Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Manama – the Trump administration’s ill-received attempt to bribe the Palestinians into abandoning their national aspirations. As the Palestine Football Association’s …

In a footnote to his own empire-building activities, FIFA President Gianni Infantino chose to appear yesterday at the US-sponsored “Peace and Prosperity” investment conference – the Trump administration’s ill-received exercise in waving dollars at the Israel/Palestine conflict – despite the total boycott of the conference by Palestinians and a personal appeal by PFA President Jibril …

As the Trump administration’s heavily criticised “Peace and Prosperity” investment conference began – despite a unanimous Palestinian boycott – in the Bahraini capital, Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub wrote to FIFA’s Gianni Infantino urging him not to attend. President Infantino is scheduled to speak at the US-sponsored event, designed to persuade Palestinians of the …

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