Results for: FIFA

Update

Calls are mounting ahead of the 67th FIFA Congress for the world football governing body to expel Israeli football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements.

In the News

World football body will soon have to resolve the status of six Israeli football teams based in the occupied West Bank.

March 19, 2017
Update

Palestinians call for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, used as cover for FIFA to prevent action on Israeli settlements. 

In the News

As a follower of football, I am passionate and partisan when supporting my team. But, like all fans, I am infuriated when I sense that a referee is not applying the rules impartially.

October 13, 2016
In the News

Warning over validity comes before meeting this week to discuss issue of Israeli teams playing in West Bank

October 11, 2016
Open Letter

On 5 September, 2016, the Palestinian National BDS Committee (BNC) released a letter to the Israel-Palestine Monitoring Committee, headed by Mr. Tokyo Sexwale addressing  the inclusion of settlement teams in the Israeli League.

In the News

For the past 17 months the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has been demanding that the settlement-based clubs should be banned from all IFA leagues and competitions. Now the FIFA-led negotiations on the issue are coming to a head, with a proposal due to be presented to the FIFA Council on 13-14 October.

In the News

FIFA is rightly proud of the work it does to support football development in Palestine.  We call on FIFA to condemn the demolitions in Umm Al Khair, and to defend the right of Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories to live lives free of criminal terror and deprivation.

Analysis

Their names are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a checkpoint.

March 7, 2014
In the News
Palestinian girls holding pictures of detained footballer Mahmoud al-Sarsak
Midfielder Mahmoud al-Sarsak is one of three Palestinian footballers being held without trial in Israel

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has asked European football's governing body Uefa to bar Israel from hosting a tournament next year over Palestinian players in detention.

June 15, 2012
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