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Football: Israel bars 10 Gaza players from final – club

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Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israel has barred 10 Palestinian footballers from travelling from Gaza to the West Bank to play in Friday’s Palestine Cup final second leg, their club said.

Shabaab Rafah are 2-0 up against Ahly al-Khalil of Hebron from Tuesday’s first leg in Gaza City but only 15 members of their squad are being allowed to travel for the return leg, club president Khaled Kwaik told AFP.

Football: Israel bars 10 Gaza players from final – club

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Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israel has barred 10 Palestinian footballers from travelling from Gaza to the West Bank to play in Friday’s Palestine Cup final second leg, their club said.

Shabaab Rafah are 2-0 up against Ahly al-Khalil of Hebron from Tuesday’s first leg in Gaza City but only 15 members of their squad are being allowed to travel for the return leg, club president Khaled Kwaik told AFP.

FIFA to rule on Israel settlement clubs in October

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Manama (AFP) – FIFA will rule on the issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank in October, president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, once again delaying a decision on the contentious issue.

FIFA’s annual Congress voted to back - by a majority of 73 to 27 percent – a proposal that pushed football’s governing body to report by March 2018, but Infantino said feedback would come before then.

FIFA to rule on Israel settlement clubs by October

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Manama (AFP) – FIFA will rule on the issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank by October, president Gianni Infantino said Thursday, once again delaying a decision on the contentious issue.

FIFA’s annual Congress voted to back - by a majority of 73 to 27 percent – a proposal that pushed football’s governing body to report by March 2018, but Infantino said feedback would come before then.

FIFA to rule on Israel settlement clubs by October

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Manama (AFP) – FIFA will rule on the issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank by October, president Gianni Infantino said Thursday, once again delaying a decision on the contentious issue.

FIFA’s annual Congress voted to back - by a majority of 73 to 27 percent – a proposal that pushed football’s governing body to report by March 2018, but Infantino said feedback would come before then.

FIFA delays decision on Israel West Bank clubs

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Manama (AFP) – FIFA said on Tuesday it was “premature” to take any final decision on the controversial issue of Israeli clubs in the West Bank, according to a statement.

The communique came after a five-hour long FIFA Council meeting in Bahrain, ahead of the issue being scheduled for discussion by its annual Congress, which takes place in Manama on May 11.

Palestinian football chief hits out at Netanyahu over West Bank clubs

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Manama (AFP) – Any attempt by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pressure FIFA over the issue of Israeli clubs in the West Bank was unprecedented, Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub said Monday.

Rajoub, speaking after the Asian Football Confederation’s congress in Bahrain, was responding to media reports that Netanyahu had personally telephoned FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Palestinian football chief hits out at Netanyahu over West Bank clubs

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Manama (AFP) – Any attempt by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pressure FIFA over the issue of Israeli clubs in the West Bank was unprecedented, Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub said Monday.

Rajoub, speaking after the Asian Football Confederation’s congress in Bahrain, was responding to media reports that Netanyahu had personally telephoned FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

West Bank clubs row ‘a priority’ for FIFA boss

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino will make finding a solution to the bitter dispute over Israeli football clubs playing inside the occupied West Bank a "priority", he told AFP in an exclusive interview.

Six clubs in the Israeli league currently play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.

West Bank clubs row ‘a priority’ for FIFA boss

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino will make finding a solution to the bitter dispute over Israeli football clubs playing inside the occupied West Bank a "priority", he told AFP in an exclusive interview.

Six clubs in the Israeli league currently play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.

FIFA condoning football on ‘stolen’ West Bank land: HRW

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Jerusalem (AFP) FIFA has been condoning football matches played on "stolen" land in the occupied West Bank, Human Rights Watch saidMonday, calling for Israeli clubs based in settlements to be forced to relocate.

Six clubs in the Israeli football league play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, the report said.

FIFA condoning football on ‘stolen’ West Bank land: HRW

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Jerusalem (AFP) FIFA has been condoning football matches played on "stolen" land in the occupied West Bank, Human Rights Watch saidMonday, calling for Israeli clubs based in settlements to be forced to relocate.

Six clubs in the Israeli football league play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, the report said.

Palestinian football counting on its Israeli Arab stars

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Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) For the first time in 30 years, Shebab Hebron football club has won the occupied West Bank's championship, thanks in large part to five new players all Israeli Arabs.

Holding Israeli citizenship, they are eligible to play for the country's professional clubs, which have facilities superior to those of the Palestinians.

Palestinian football counting on its Israeli Arab stars

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Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) For the first time in 30 years, Shebab Hebron football club has won the occupied West Bank's championship, thanks in large part to five new players all Israeli Arabs.

Holding Israeli citizenship, they are eligible to play for the country's professional clubs, which have facilities superior to those of the Palestinians.

Palestinian football counting on its Israeli Arab stars

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Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) For the first time in 30 years, Shebab Hebron football club has won the occupied West Bank's championship, thanks in large part to five new players all Israeli Arabs.

Holding Israeli citizenship, they are eligible to play for the country's professional clubs, which have facilities superior to those of the Palestinians.

Palestinian football counting on its Israeli Arab stars

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Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) For the first time in 30 years, Shebab Hebron football club has won the occupied West Bank's championship, thanks in large part to five new players all Israeli Arabs.

Holding Israeli citizenship, they are eligible to play for the country's professional clubs, which have facilities superior to those of the Palestinians.