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Israel to let Arab youth football teams into West Bank after obstructing entry

Maan News Agency | Aug 17, 2013 AMMAN (AFP) — Israel has bowed to pressure from UEFA to allow Arab youth football teams into the Palestinian territories, having initially denied them entry, a Jordanian official said on Friday. Israel’s refusal to grant West Bank entry to players and coaching staff delayed the West Asia Football […]

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And this is “preparing” for U-21… Jerusalem braces for tense cup match after racist incident

Maan News Agency | Jan 29, 2013 By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Hundreds of police officers and stewards will secure an Israeli State Cup match on Tuesday in which Premier League Beitar Jerusalem, supported by a group of vehement anti-Arab fans, host Arab side Maccabi Umm el-Fahm. A racist element among Beitar fans caused […]

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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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Footballers protest Israel hosting UEFA Euro U21

Footballers protest Israel hosting UEFA Euro U21:… http://t.co/jsApBQhI — Frédéric KANOUTÉ (@FredericKanoute) November 30, 2012 November 30, 2012 09:46 PM By Rob Harris | The Daily Star LONDON: Dozens of leading footballers have signed a statement protesting UEFA’s decision to stage the European under-21 championship in Israel next year following the country’s recent military offensive […]

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#PalHunger | Platini faces new political test over hunger-strike footballer & UEFA’s under-21 finals in Israel | Full text

LIVE BLOG ▶ DEMAND ISRAEL TO RELEASE MAHMOUDSARSAK KEIR RADNEDGE in POZNAN | June 14, 2012 – Michel Platini has been urged to strip Israel of the right to host next year’s UEFA’s under-21 championship because of the security authorities’ ongoing detention without trial of Palestinian footballers. One of them, Palestinian international Mahmoud Sarsak, has […]

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FIFA urged to cancel European football tournament in Israel | #MahmoudSarsak

Al Akhbar English | June 14, 2012 Palestine football leaders have urged UEFA to remove Israel as the 2013 European Under-21 Championship host nation for jailing Palestinian national team players without trial. Palestine federation president Jibril Rajoub wrote to UEFA President Michel Platini to say that Israel’s government is in “direct violation of FIFA regulations.” […]

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Eric Cantona calls for Release of Palestinian Footballer Mahmoud Sarsak

LIVE BLOG ▶ DEMAND ISRAEL TO RELEASE MAHMOUDSARSAK TeamPalestina | June 13, 2012 A letter signed by Eric Cantona calling for the release of Palestinian footballer, Mahmoud Sarsak has been sent to Sports Minister Hugh Robertson and UEFA President Michel Platini. The letter read as follows: We are all shocked at the racist chanting at […]

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While the world chants for their teams, ‘bad sports’ forget dying #MahmoudSarsak – #Cartoon by @CarlosLatuff

LIVE BLOG ▶ DEMAND ISRAEL TO RELEASE MAHMOUDSARSAK Source and more at the weblog of Carlos Latuff. LIVE BLOG ▶ 3500 PALESTINIANS ON HUNGER STRIKE | #PalHunger Palestinian Prisoners Palestine’s Prisoners – Pictures Palestinian Prisoners Special Topic Palestinian Prisoners –Category The History of Israeli Torture – Topic Child Arrests – Topic All posts about Torture […]

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#PALHUNGER | TO ALL THE “SPORTS” WHO LEAVE MAHMOUD SARSAK TO DIE ~ Cartoon by @CarlosLatuff

A tous les sportifs qui laissent mourir Mahmoud Sarsak June 10, 2012 | 10 juin 2012 | Europalestine Et plus particulièrement pour Platini qui a décidé de faire jouer aux moins de 21 ans la coupe européenne de foot en… Israël, en mars prochain : un cadeau signé Carlos Latuff. And especially for Platini has […]

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Palestinian sports community appeal to UEFA – Red Card Israeli Apartheid

June 24, 2011 by Red Card Israeli Apartheid | BDSmovement.net  Occupied Palestine – June 22 2011   Mr. Platini, We, Palestinian footballers, athletes and sporting organizations and officials, are dismayed that Israel has been rewarded for its continued impunity and violent oppression of our people with the honour of hosting the UEFA Under-21 tournament in […]

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