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JPost op-ed cites PMW in report about Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, who led effort to kick Israel out of FIFA

Yisrael Medad and Eli Pollak  |
JPost cites PMW in op-ed
about Fatah official Jibril Rajoub,
who led effort to kick Israel out of FIFA

Headline: Media Comment: The FIFA aftermath

Sub-Headline: The Israeli media had a ball in the days leading up to the finale

by Yisrael Medad and Eli Pollack

Jibril Rajoub is the head of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) as well as the Palestine Olympic committee. As head of the PFA, he tabled a motion at the Federation of International Football Association’s (FIFA) general assembly to have Israel suspended from the association. As we all know by now, last Friday Rajoub essentially lost and due to behind the scenes maneuvering had to retract his motion. Israel continues as a full member of FIFA...

Rajoub, who is also deputy secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, stated that the resistance should be fought by all means and using all weapons, as for example in that same May 2013 interview when he declared: "I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning." Rajoub has also praised Hamas for firing 4,000 rockets at Israel this past summer (PMW Ed. note: All these examples were provided to Shurat Hadin by Palestinian Media Watch). Shurat [Hadin Attorney] Darshan-Leitner noted that all this is an open breach of FIFA’s standards of conduct and demanded that Rajoub be expelled from FIFA. This was not the only attempt...

He openly called for the "slaughtering of settlers" on the Awdah TV channel on August 13, 2014, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. A fencing match named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad took place under the auspices of Rajoub. He was caught live in May 2012 by PalWatch stating that "Jews are the incarnation of the devil, Zionist sons of whores."