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Arab sports leader "praised" athletes who refused to compete against Israeli teams
Arab peace agreements with Israel "are not worth the cost of the ink with which they were signed" says Secretary-General of the National Committee Against Normalization in Sports, while praising World Fencing Championship athletes for refusing to compete against Israel
Apr 13, 2022
"The Zionist colonialist project is not just directed against Palestine, but against all the Arab region’s peoples and states" says activist on Lebanese boycott of Israeli sports
Arab athletes' movement to boycott Israeli sports participation is "an expression of honour," claims football leader: "this is a realization of the Arab and Islamic values - we are members of one nation that is being subjected to attack"
Feb 6, 2022
The Jerusalem Post quotes Palestinian Media Watch in their article on the PLO's condemnation of an Israeli coach's presence at FIFA showcase match
In article on PLO boycott of football match over claims of Arab "normalization" with Israel, Jerusalem Post uses PMW reporting to substantiate their claims
Dec 28, 2021
Official PA Daily publishes article opposing "normalization" with Israel, following "the Zionist" Avram Grant's coaching of the International football team in Qatar
"The stench of normalization wafted from" the match as reporters refused to politicize the game, to the resounding disapproval of the PA Daily
Dec 21, 2021
PLO expresses "deep regret and condemnations" that Morocco and the UAE held friendly sports matches with Israel, comparing Israel to a "Nazi occupation"
It is "a serious and deep stab in the heart of every Arab" that Morocco and the UAE "fell into the trap of a Nazi occupation, who shake their hands with a hand covered in the blood of Palestine’s children"
Dec 14, 2021
PA Olympic official praises judoka athlete who refused to compete against an Israeli competitor at the Olympics
Palestinian Olympic Committee Chairman meets with "heroic" Algerian judoka who stepped down rather than compete against an Israeli athlete, while calling on other sports personalities to likewise boycott Israel
Jul 24, 2021
Fatah Official "expresses appreciation" to Barcelona Football Club for not playing a match in “occupied Jerusalem”
Calling Teddy Stadium in southwestern Jerusalem “occupied land,” Palestinian Football Association Chairman thanks Barcelona for moving their match following the Palestinian Association's political pressuring – while hypocritically condemning political manipulations of football
Jul 18, 2021
Palestine Olympic Committee condemns the "crime of normalization with the fascist occupation state in the field of sports"
The Palestine Olympic Committee published an announcement saying that the "unjust thronging towards Israel in sport has pained us greatly" and urges boycotting Israel in sport so that "the occupation does not become encouraged to continue its most despicable crimes"
Nov 1, 2020
Head of Palestinian Football Association writes letter to FIFA head asking him not to attend Bahrain economic workshop
Headline: "Rajoub demands that Infantino not participate in the Bahrain conference" "Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub sent a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino following the latter's decision to participate in the workshop..."
Jun 26, 2019
Palestinian hypocrisy: Jibril Rajoub forbids Palestinian-Israeli sports, yet in Paris says sports is “a bridge of love and connection with the international community”
Senior PA leader Jibril Rajoub said at a football exhibition in Paris that sports is "a bridge of love and connection with the international community," but has forbidden Palestinian players, coaches, and teams to ever engage in sports with Israelis.
Jun 13, 2019
Fatah official demands that “the Arab and Islamic states cease every form of normalization with Israel in the field of sports”
Headline: “Rajoub demands that the Arab and Islamic states cease all forms of normalization with Israel in the field of sports, as long as it does not honor the Olympic Charter and does not recognize the Palestinian athletes’ right to move [about freely]” “Chairman of the [PLO] Supreme Council for...”
Apr 29, 2019
Kuwaiti athlete withdraws from competition to avoid playing against Israeli athlete: “I will never carry out normalization with the [Zionist] entity”
Headline: “Kuwaiti champion Abdullah Al-Anjari: I did not hesitate in my decision, it is the least we can do for Palestine” “Abdullah Al-Anjari emphasized that he prepared seriously for the championship, but the lottery completely changed the situation and caused him to decide to withdraw. The...”
Jan 30, 2019
PA thanks Malaysia for refusing Israeli Paralympic athletes from entering the country for a swimming competition
Headline: “The Fatah branch in Malaysia and Thailand commemorates the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa)” “The Malaysia and Thailand branch of the Fatah Movement commemorated the 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., commemorated on...”
Jan 13, 2019