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Fatah official rejects “any kind of direct coordination” with Israelis

“He [Jibril Rajoub, Chairman of the Palestinian football Association and Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee] went on to say: ‘The Palestinian Football Association will not agree to any kind of bilateral relations or direct coordination [with Israelis]. As far as we are concerned, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) – with the Europeans and the Asian Football Confederation as part of it – is the authority and the intermediary, and it (i.e., FIFA) serves as a communications transfer point with us.’”