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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 statement that sports "knows no borders" and "has become the language of the world" (Jan. 15, 2012):

PA TV News broadcast reports on ceremony welcoming Palestinian sportsmen participating in the Pan-Arab Games in Qatar. Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee and Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: 
 "Sports, which knows no borders and is not subservient to the monopolies of gender, color, or geographical region, has become the language of the world, and we, the Palestinians, must rise to this level; we must rise to the level where the Palestinian cause will be important in the eyes of the world."

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