Top PA official explains prohibited “normalization” in sports with Israel
Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Jibril Rajoub: “I say to the Palestinian leadership – we in the Council of Arab Ministers for Youth and Sports have defined what normalization with the occupation is: A. No Arab will participate in any sports activity in Israel. In other words, one that Israel hosts. B. We reject that any Arab or Islamic state host any championship with the participation of Israelis. C. Any athlete who advances a stage and an Israeli is competing against him will not meet him.”
Rajoub gave this speech in front of PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh, government ministers, members of the PLO Executive Committee and the Fatah Central Committee, commanders of the PA Security Forces, and leaders of the private sector at a dinner hosted by the PA presidential institution in honor of the visiting Saudi Arabian national football team.
Jibril Rajoub also serves as Fatah Central Committee Secretary, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
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