The following article by Asa Winstanley was posted yesterday at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/fifa-attacks-palestinian-football. FIFA has launched an investigation into Palestinian football based on allegations made by an anti-Muslim activist and West Bank settler, The Electronic Intifada has learned. The ethics committee of world football’s governing body wrote to the Palestinian Football Association’s president in January laying out …

Our campaign sent the following letter electronically to the Presidents and Council representatives of all FIFA member Associations prior to the 5-6 June 2019 FIFA Annual Congress. Repression of Palestinian Football We write to alert you to the continuing obstruction of Palestinian football by Israel’s occupation forces and to ask you to take action at …

On 2 May 2019 around midday a large Israeli Border Policed Force broke into the Shu’fat Camp sports club in the northern part of annexed East Jerusalem. This was a special occasion for the club as the club and its guests were inaugurating the newly renovated football pitch. The force threatened the attendees – scaring …

Activists at the PUMA “flagship” store in Carnaby Street met a stream of mostly young people, many of whom were foreign tourists.  The six placards helped attract attention and the banner even more so. One passer-by took a photo of the banner, telling us that he was a board member of the French sports equipment …

Nir Hasson of Haaretz reports the following repression by israeli authorities. Israeli police shut down a soccer tournament in East Jerusalem on Friday, claiming that it was organized by the Palestinian Authority. The tournament was taking place in the Beit Safafa neighborhood. According to an order Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, the event was marking Palestinian Prisoners’ …

Mondoweiss published the floowing Press Release from Manchester Palestine Action. https://mondoweiss.net/2019/04/protesters-sponsorship-association/.   Manchester Palestine Action took action Sunday at the Puma department of Sports Direct to call for a global boycott of Puma for sponsoring the Israeli Football Association (IFA). Global sportswear manufacturer Puma is involved in violations of international law and human rights. Puma is …

Today, 6 April 2019, RCIR joins PSC and PACBI to launch the international campaign to boycott Puma until Puma stops sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association. This follows the call by over 200 Palestinian sports clubs to Puma to ditch its support for the Israeli Football Association. The a call which has been rejected. The …

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