Balata Youth Center, whose 16-year-old player Saeed Odeh was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers last year, and the Palestine Amputee Football Association, made up of players who lost limbs to Israeli snipers and military assaults on Gaza, urge international teams not to play in apartheid Israel.
FC Barcelona conditioned the match on not playing in Jerusalem. Beitar refused, confirming this really was all about politics. The Barcelona match is off. Let’s urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their match!
Palestinian sports teams urge Atlético de Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their "friendly" match in apartheid Israel organized to sports-wash Israel's latest assault on Palestinians and as star athletes stand up for Palestinian rights in unprecedented numbers.
Among the teams calling on European clubs to cancel their friendlies in apartheid Israel is Balata FC, whose promising young player, 16-year-old Said Odeh, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in early May.