PA official: Palestinians use sports as a political tool “for achieving our national goals”
Official Palestinian Authority TV - July 7, 2013

 
PA TV broadcast a joint press conference with senior PA official Jibril Rajoub and President of FIFA, Joseph Blatter. During the conference, the men discussed FIFA President Joseph Blatter’s visit and a number of projects they had inaugurated during Blatter’s visit. In addition, Rajoub noted that Blatter would address the Israelis in an attempt to convince them to reconsider their treatment of Palestinian athletes. He further noted that Blatter had agreed to have the Palestinians host FIFA’s 2016 congress.
     Senior PA Official Rajoub: “We are all happy with what was accomplished today with all that is related to Palestinian sports. Sports, for us, is a means for achieving our national goals and aspirations.”