Wednesday April 24, 2019
Home Uncategorized Israel bans P...

Israel bans Palestinian football players from playing in Gaza

0
//

Ramallah (Palestine): The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza.

bleacherreportcom
courtesy: bleacherreport.com

The PFA said in a statement on Sunday that the match was scheduled to be played between West Bank city Hebron Sports and the Gaza-based Al-Shuja’eya, in Gaza, as reported by Chinese media.

“The association decided to annul the match after the Israeli authorities banned the football players in Hebron to cross from the West Bank to Gaza through Israel,” said the statement.

The PFA statement also said that the Israeli authorities refused to let the football team of the Gaza-based Al-Shuja’eya sports club to cross from Gaza to West Bank through Israel to play the final.

“The PFA has immediately addressed urgent letters of protest to the international football federation (FIFA) and its executive board, as well as to the European Union along with the Arab and Asian football unions,” the statement further said.

The statement added that the Israeli measures and practices on the ground urge the international sports community to bear its responsibility and help the Palestinian sports persons to get their legitimate rights. The statement reiterated, that PFA will follow up the case of banning the two teams from travelling “to unveil the haphazard measures against Palestinian sports”.

The teams were scheduled to play two matches; a first and second leg to decide the winner of the Palestinian Cup. It is the first time in so many years that the PFA has launched a race to the Palestinian Football Cup between Gaza and West Bank teams.

The Palestinians, mainly sports men and footballers, are complaining that Israel is imposing restrictions on their free movement. Israel always maintains that it bans the free movement of the Palestinians for security reasons.

(IANS)

Next Story

Elon Musk in Talks with Netanyahu for Tunnels in Israel

If the plans work out as intended, Musk’s tunneling firm — Boring Co. — could help in the development of Israel’s tangled transportation network

0
Tesla CEO Elon musk, board
Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla and Neuralink, is in negotiations with Israels government to build tunnels in the country, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I met a man that they call Elon Musk-have you heard of him? A real genius,” the New York-based The Algemeiner journal quoted Netanyahu as saying at a campaign event last week when asked about Israel’s transportation infrastructure.

“Right now, we’re in conversation with him to see if we can tunnel the State of Israel.”

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. Wikimedia

Netanyahu said he and Musk ate breakfast at the Prime Minister’s residence, where the billionaire entrepreneur mentioned tunneling, The Algemeiner reported on Sunday.

According to the state comptroller, ineffective public transportation could cost the Israeli economy $6.9 billion annually by 2030, if dire changes are not implemented.

Also Read- Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is Gushing in the Democratic Presidential Elections

The billionaire entrepreneur visited Israel in March 2018 and has been in negotiations with Israel’s government to build tunnels.

If the plans work out as intended, Musk’s tunneling firm — Boring Co. — could help in the development of Israel’s tangled transportation network, the report said. (IANS)