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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 from Israel], whether [it takes place] in the territories occupied in ‘48 or [those occupied] in '67…' He noted that the Palestinian teams that are under the responsibility of the Olympic Committee have not played, and will not play under any circumstances, inside the Green Line (i.e., inside Israel), and that no Israeli company is sponsoring these teams."