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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 normalization in all its forms, including normalization in the realm of sports… He added that 'the occupation is the no. 1 enemy of Palestinian sports', and noted that the occupation seeks to lay siege on the Palestinian people, including its sports, by prohibiting the movement of sportsmen, on the level of players and the managers of clubs and associations, as well as sabotaging the establishment of sports facilities and preventing us from receiving the [financial] aid which is offered to Palestinian sports.'…He said, 'There will be no normalization with the Israelis, and there will be no Israelis on Palestinian playing fields.'"

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