May 2021

Pakistani footballer recalls memories of playing against them in the past decade This article by Natahsa Raheel was published by Pakistan’s Express Tribune on 20th May at https://tribune.com.pk/story/2300864/palestine-situation-in-heart-breaking-adil. Support for any cause should be loud and clear or else it is no support at all, and Pakistani footballers have expressed their love for Palestinians as …

The striker for Palestine’s national football team was among the many affected by the recent Israeli Airforce bombings in Gaza. But, unlike Muath AlZaaneen who died, Balah lived to tell his tale. This article by Uri Levy was published by New Frame on 28th May at https://www.newframe.com/football-star-mohammed-balahs-dream-for-palestine/. “Friends called me. They told me that my …

This article was posted by the Football Palestine blog on 19th May at https://footballpalestine.com/2021/05/palestinian-footballers-not-spared-in-israels-brutal-assault/. We do not endorse the authors’ comments regarding the Palestinian Football Association but feel it is vital to bring their report to a wider audience. The past month has witnessed unspeakable levels of violence and cruelty committed against Palestinians, with no …

This article by Inside World Football’s Paul Nicholson was posted on 10th May at http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2021/05/10/tear-gas-grenades-fired-israeli-military-interrupt-palestinian-team-training/. The Palestine national team had to move their training from outside to indoors last weekend after Israeli military fired tear gas grenades from the street outside their stadium. Training at the Faisal Al-Husseini stadium in Al-Ram, Jerusalem, the grenades were …

Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City became the latest star footballer to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine yesterday as his team lifted the Premier League title. The Algerian winger, who also captains his national team, draped himself in his national flag and held the Palestinian flag aloft as he celebrated City’s victory in front of fans. Mahrez …

This article by Shafik Mandhai was posted yesterday by Middle East Eye at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/manchester-united-stars-pogba-and-diallo-raise-palestinian-flag. Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Amad Diallo have shown their support for people living under Israeli bombardment in Gaza by raising the Palestinian flag after their team drew with Fulham. The gesture of support comes just days after Leicester City …

This article by Rayhan Uddin was posted yesterday by Middle East Eye at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/arsenal-mohamed-elneny-palestine-sponsor-backlash. We would point out that the relevant images within Mohamed Elneny’s social media post feature the outline of the whole of historic Palestine, not of Israel as is stated in the article. Football fans and social media users have rallied behind …

Palestine’s Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Dr Husam Zomlot, has written a letter of thanks to Leicester City FC players Hamza Choudury and Wesley Fofana after they displayed the Palestinian flag during their team’s celebrations on winning yesterday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley. Choudury and Fofana held the flag aloft during their lap of …

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