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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 plans a "large ceremony" to “honour” Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine, who refused to compete against Israel in the Tokyo Olympics, saying "this is the least we can do for him"
Palestinian Judo Federation chairman phones Nourine to "praise" him for fulfilling his "duty towards Palestine and our cause"
Nov 30, 2021
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
Top PA official Rajoub who forbids Palestinians to participate in sporting events with Israelis: Sports is “a bridge of love and connection with the international community"
Rajoub who forbids sports between Israelis and Palestinians: Sports is “a bridge of love and connection with the international community"
Jun 6, 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
Rajoub condemns Israel-Argentina match in Jerusalem: We’ll target Messi. Burn your Messi shirts, he shouldn’t “beautify the fascist occupation's image”
Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub: "We gave a letter to the ambassador of Argentina... intended for the government of Argentina and the Argentine [Football] Association, but it is also intended for [Argentine football player Lionel]..."
Jun 3, 2018
Head of Palestinian Football Association accuses Israel of “politicizing” sport, while calling on Argentina to avoid match against Israel in “occupied Jerusalem”
“Chairman of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub called on Argentina to avoid participating in the friendly football match [with Israel] that is expected to take place on June 9  in occupied Jerusalem, as part of the...”
May 28, 2018
Palestinian boxer forced to forfeit rather than compete with Israeli, by order of Palestinian Olympic Committee
Official PA TV host 1 of Palestine This Morning: "Let's talk about Sultan Abu Al-Haj, a Palestinian boxer who refused to compete with an Israeli boxer and lost a bronze medal." Host 2: "Sultan, why did you make this decision? You lost a medal!" Palestinian boxer Sultan Abu Al-Haj: "I didn't make..."
Aug 17, 2017
Palestinian National Committee Against Normalization praises Syrian boxer who will never reach Olympics because he refused to compete with Israeli boxer
Headline: “The National Committee Against Normalization will convene this July and calls on Arab athletes to come to Palestine” “National Committee [Against Normalization] Secretary-General Jihad Uweida gave praise on behalf of the committee to the Syrian boxing champion Alaa Ghassoun, who lost his...”
Jun 25, 2016
Rajoub: Request to FIFA demanding “accountability” for Israel’s “racism against Palestinian sports” continues
Headline: “Rajoub: We haven’t cancelled our request to FIFA” “Head of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub stated that ‘We haven’t retracted our request to FIFA to demand accountability from Israel. The review of the request has been postponed because an international committee of...”
May 30, 2015
Deputy Secretary of Fatah: Football match between Israeli and Palestinian children is "a crime against humanity"
Headline: "Rajoub: 'Normalization in sports with the Zionist occupation is a crime'" "[Deputy Secretary of Fatah's Central Committee,] Chairman of the Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the [Palestinian] Football Association Jibril Rajoub said any activity of normalization in sports with the..."
Sep 8, 2014
National Committee Against Normalization in Palestine condemns Israeli-Palestinian football match, calls for an investigation
Headline: "The National Committee Against Normalization [in Palestine] condemned the 'Palestinian-Israeli' football match" "The Executive Office of the National Committee Against Normalization in Palestine published an announcement in which it condemned the participation of children from the West..."
Sep 5, 2014
Fatah condemns football match between Israeli and Palestinian kids as "an individual act, conceived by sick souls"
Headline: "Fatah in Yatta condemns normalization meetings with Israelis" "The [Fatah] branch leadership in Yatta held an urgent meeting to discuss the ramifications of the normalization matches held between Palestinian children from the city of Yatta villages and Israeli children, which were..."
Sep 4, 2014
Palestinian official calls friendly football match between Israeli and Palestinian youth a "crime and an unpatriotic and immoral act"
"Palestinian Olympic Committee member Abd Al-Salam Haniyeh denounced the match held between Palestinian and Israeli children. He considered it a crime and an unpatriotic and immoral act. Haniyeh said these matches are completely unacceptable to the sports community, the Olympic Committee, the..."
Sep 3, 2014
Fatah official calls on EU to impose sanctions on Israel in sporting competitions
“[Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub:] ‘We are currently in touch with European NGOs to generate awareness regarding the conditions and challenges Palestinian sports are facing because of the Israeli siege. We demand international activity against Israel, and...”
Jan 19, 2014