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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
Fatah official: "There will be no youth or sports activity of any kind with the Israeli side"
“A joint meeting was held in the Al-Ram Football Association headquarters between the league’s board of directors and the heads of the professional and semi-professional clubs in the presence of Jibril Rajoub, [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and] Chairman of the [Palestinian]...”
Jan 5, 2014
PA daily sports columnist: Revoke Israel's membership in European football union because Israel targets Palestinian children
In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. PA daily sports columnist Bader Maki demonizes Israel and glorifies violence for children in the following open letter: "My dear..."
Nov 19, 2012
Palestinian Journalists Association: Journalists engaging in normalization with Israel “should be expelled from the organization”
Headline: "Journalists' Association condemns attendees at press conference in Beit-El" "The General Secretariat of the Palestinian Association of Journalists condemned yesterday the participation by a group of journalists in a meeting held at the Beit-El settlement at the end of last week. In a..."
Mar 8, 2012
PA daily: Anti-normalization organization honors a Yemenite athlete for refusing to compete against Israel
Headline: "The Palestinian National Committee for the Struggle Against Normalization in Sport applauds the step – Yemenite judoka resigns from contest against 'Israeli' in Germany" "Secretary General of the Palestinian National Committee for [the Struggle Against] Normalization in Sports, Jihad..."
Feb 26, 2012
PA official opposes normalization with Israel
"Poet [and Deputy Minister of Information] Al-Mutawakkil Taha expressed his hope yesterday that in light of the 'Arab Spring,' the Arab culture and drama movement would enter a new stage which would contribute more to the Palestinian cause... He continued: 'I believe that these revolutions... are..."
Jan 28, 2012