The father of a Palestinian soccer player on hunger strike for 67 days in an Israeli jail urged the sporting community to “show solidarity” with his son. Mahmoud al-Sarsak, a forward in Palestine’s national soccer team, has been detained without charge or trial since July 2009 when he was arrested while leaving Gaza for a …

Israel has already violated the terms of the agreement addressing the demands of approximately 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners just over one week since they ended their historic mass hunger strike. Two prisoners remain on hunger strike and are in increasingly critical conditions, without access to independent medical care. Addameer lawyer Mona Neddaf visited five prisoners …

Israel should be excluded from Olympic unions and committees, head of the Palestinian Football Association says. Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, on Thursday called for Israel to be expelled from all international Olympic unions and committees until it “honors international agreements.” Rajoub said that he was personally prepared to lead the anti-Israel …

Celtic FC supporters raised Palestinian flags on May 13 during a match against Scottish Premiership rivals Heart of Midlothian FC. Members of the Green Brigade, one of Celtic’s most widely recognized fan groups, displayed at least eight Palestinian flags in their section of the stadium in solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian hunger strikers currently …

Amnesty International today issued a call for urgent action from individuals around the world to contact Israeli authorities about Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh, two Palestinian men who are at immediate risk of death on their 67th day of hunger strike. Both are being held without charge or trial by Israel. Amnesty’s call for Urgent Action begins: Two Palestinian hunger strikers’ lives are in danger, as …

Gaza native Mahmoud Sarsak is a member of the Palestinian national football squad. Yet it is not his prowess on the pitch that is foremost on the minds of Palestinians at the moment. The 25-year-old is seriously ill in a hospital in Ramle, a city in Israel, after being on hunger strike for four weeks. He is …

Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Anwar Saleh has confirmed that Egypt will boycott the Adidas sportswear company to comply with the decision of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers. “We will boycott the company whatever the consequences. It is not my call, this is a ministerial decision and I cannot ignore it,” Saleh was quoted as …

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