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Israel punishes Gaza athletes with exclusion from Bethlehem marathon

Director General of Palestinian Olympic Committee says decision proves Israeli occupier is trying to prevent movement in many sectors, including sports. Middle East Online | By Hazel Ward – JERUSALEM | April 18, 2013 Israel has refused to grant permission to 26 runners from the Gaza Strip to travel to the West Bank to run […]

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FIFA’s Anti-racism Is a Greater Threat to Football than “Racism”

by Greg Felton | Dissident Voice |  April 13th, 2013 In June, Israel will host the European Under-20 football championship, and in doing so will formally debunk the myth that FIFA gives a toss about fighting “racism.” In fact, it will confirm, as if further confirmation were necessary, that the great football anti-racism campaign is […]

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European Footballers for Palestine

SS Lazio’s fans display a banner that reads, “Free Palestine” during the Europa League soccer match against Tottenham at the Olympic stadium in Rome 22 November 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Tony Gentile) By: Hassan Zeineddine | Al Akhbar |  December 9, 2012 We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza […]

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The occupation closes a sports club in Issawiya town in Jerusalem

[ 13/07/2012 – 09:51 PM ] Source PIC OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Zionist occupation authorities released four Jerusalemite youths, on Wednesday, while its forces broke into a sports club in Issawiya town in Jerusalem. Jerusalemite sources said that the Zionist court released the youths after serving five months in Israeli jails pointing out that they […]

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#PalHunger | Palestine’s Soccer Player Critically ill After 70 Days Hunger Strike

Al-Qassam Website | 29-05-2012,08:45 Al Qassam website (Agencies) – Palestine’s national soccer team player is now becoming critically ill as he is now on his 70th day on hunger strike. Mahmoud al-Sarsak, 25, was arrested and interrogated whilst leaving the Gaza strip to join his fellow soccer team mates in the West Bank. al-Sarsak has […]

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Real Madrid and UNRWA to Build 8 Refugee Sports Schools

Gaza Under Attack – in pictures | Attacks on Gaza – Timeline PNN – Palestine News Network – 26.11.11 – 01:28 UNRWA – This evening Real Madrid Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) have signed a Partnership Agreement to promote sports programs in UNRWA schools that will contribute […]

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The Paralympians Of The Gaza Strip

Gaza Under Attack – in pictures | Attacks on Gaza – Timeline Thursday 10 November 2011 |  C4 Paralympics Blog “It was absolutely terrifying,” recounts journalist Aidan Hartley. “We went to meet at a secret rendez vous at midnight, and found ourselves surrounded by these guys with black balaclavas and AK47s who escorted us through an […]

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