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Palestinian Football Association opposes normalization with Israel in sports
"In response to a question about recent reports on Internet sites concerning normalization, [Chairman of the Football Association and Chairman of the Olympic Committee, Jibril] Rajoub said: 'Normalization is when there's a friendly match between some player or some sports team [and a player or team..."
Jan 16, 2012
Sports official opposes normalization with Israel "in all its forms," including sports
Headline: "Rajoub: We will not agree to normalization which some elements are trying to introduce into the realm of Palestinian sports" "Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee and the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, once again yesterday expressed his opposition to..."
Jan 8, 2012
Head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee: The Palestinian team will not play against Israel
PA TV sports program hosts the head of the Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub. Rajoub: "The Israeli flag will not, not, not be raised in the Palestinian territories, and the Palestinian team will not play against any team within the Green Line." Two weeks later on PA TV, Rajoub made the following...
Jan 2, 2012
PA daily: Those who engage in normalization activities with Israel should be vomited out of society
Atef Abu Al-Rub, regular writer for the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: "I shall not elaborate on general subjects, but rather get to the issue at hand: Normalization with the occupation... In the past, someone from among us would participate in secret meetings with bodies who represent the..."
Jan 1, 2012
Palestinian Football Association opposes activity with Israel, seeks legal proceedings against Palestinian girl players who played with Israelis
Text: "Normalization in sports... a hot topic" Headline: “Normalization in sports - a burning issue” [front page of sports section] Sub-headline: “The street and the [sports] association oppose normalization [with Israel], emphasizing: There are rules to raising the flag of Palestine” “The...”
Jul 21, 2011
A warning against normalization with Israeli sports
"[The publicity department of the Ministry of Youth and Sports] has confirmed its general directive to the sports unions and clubs and the relevant institutions, including a warning against carrying out normalization with the Israeli side in [the area of] sports."
May 31, 2007
Penalized for participating in the "Peace" competition
"Fahed [Palestinian soccer star] said that the team coach… recently suspended him from the team, claiming that the soccer union in Gaza had decided to penalize him for his participation in the "Peace" competition held some months ago [in which a combined Israeli-Palestinian team had played]."
Sep 6, 2006
Palestinian Fencing Association withdrawing from the world fencing championship
"The Palestinian Fencing Association has decided to withdraw from the world fencing championship, which began yesterday in Aqaba, Jordan, owing to participation in the championship by an Israeli delegation… Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Jamal Al-Mohaysen, emphasized in this regard that..."
Jan 16, 2004