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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 Youth and Sport Affairs [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub demanded that the Arab and Islamic states cease every form 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]. [He also demanded] to boycott all sport and youth institutions located in the illegal settlements, and those that are active or advancing their activities within the settlements. He said this yesterday (Sunday) [April 28, 2019] during the opening ceremony of the Doha – The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019 events, which are being organized by the Qatari Ministry of Culture and Sport…

Rajoub condemned all of the Israeli steps concerning the deprivation of the right to free movement of the Palestinians in general and the youth and athletes in particular, and particularly the right to reach Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
 


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