Tag Archive for Jibril Rajoub

PLO official in Israeli hospital after PA terminated services for Palestinians

Jibril Rajoub, an avid supporter for violent terror attacks against Israelis, has been admitted to Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, despite the Palestinian Authority’s announcement 2 months ago that it discontinued all medical treatments in Israel for Palestinians.



Senior Palestinian leader Jibril Rajoub is currently undergoing treatment at an Israeli hospital, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Tuesday.

According to the organization, Rajoub has repeatedly expressed his support for terror attacks and violence against Israelis, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining the backing of the international community. For this reason, he opposed suicide bombings in Tel Aviv, while encouraging targeting soldiers and settlers. Continue Reading »

Knesset Caucus to Initiate Criminal Charges Against Senior Palestinian Official

With new proof of senior PA official’s incitement to kill Jews presented in a Knesset caucus, decision was taken to hold the Palestinian officials responsible, since they “cannot be allowed to promulgate incitement without legal proceedings being instituted against them.”

By Nitsan Keidar and Hezki Baruc


The Israel Victory Project together with the Knesset Israel Victory Caucus (KIVC) on Tuesday held a discussion on holding the Palestinian Authority, especially its senior officials, directly responsible for its murderous incitement.

During the caucus meeting, new evidence was presented against senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official Jibril Rajoub on incitement to murder. KIVC co-chairs MKs Oded Forer (Yisrael Beytenu) and Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid) introduced practical measures that Israel will take against the Palestinian Authority for their rejectionism and violent incitement. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Fatah/Palestinian gangster tells Israel Border Police officer, ‘Go to hell’

Watch Senior PLO/Fatah member Jibril Rajoub, surrounded by a half-dozen bodyguards, verbally abuse a female Israel Border Police officer at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

By Elad Benari


Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub was filmed on Wednesday as he verbally confronted Border Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

Rajoub was filmed at the exit to the compound as he was yelling at a Border Police officer: “Do not threaten me, calm down, what a madman you are, do not shout at anyone.”

He then turned to a female officer and told her, “Shut up, go to hell.” Continue Reading »

Having lost FIFA verdict, Palestinian charges Football Association in Swiss Court

Preferring not to intervene in Palestinian drama, FIFA dropped age-old Palestinian Football Association complaints on political grounds, so now PFA charges FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


A Palestinian challenge over the way FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, handled its complaints against the Israeli Football Association will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, this month.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino – Photo: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar/Wikimedia

The court said its panel will hear the Palestine Football Association’s appeal on Nov. 27. A verdict is expected weeks later. Continue Reading »

FIFA rejects Palestinian petition to sanction Israel over ‘settlement clubs’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced the int’l soccer federation will not ban the 6 Israeli teams from Judea & Samaria, as the Palestine Football Association demanded.
 – FIFA statement regarding the Palestinian suit, “The matter is declared closed and will not be the subject of any further discussion.” 

By Elad Benari


FIFA, the governing body of global soccer, will not intervene in the impasse between the Israeli and Palestinian Arab football authorities and considers the matter closed, its president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, according to Reuters.

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) which is headed by Jibril Rajoub, along with groups such as Human Rights Watch, has long attempted to force FIFA ban six Israeli teams in Judea and Samaria, claiming that their presence there is in breach of FIFA statutes, which forbids another member association playing on another territory without permission. Continue Reading »

Top Palestinian official: Time for embassy in East Jerusalem, embassy in West Jerusalem

Jibril al Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian antocrat Mahmoud Abbas - PMW


Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association, says the time has come for two American embassies in Jerusalem.



Top Fatah official Jibril Rajoub on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s decision to hold off from moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“This is a responsible and rational decision,” Rajoub told The Jerusalem Post in a phone interview. “The American president clearly understands that the issue of Jerusalem is complex and should be resolved in the framework of a final agreement.”

Fatah official Jibril Rajoub

A senior White House official said Trump decided “not to immediately move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,” Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Palestinians outraged FIFA Congress tabled anti-Israeli decision


For refusing to rule against Israel, FIFA Congress came under attack by Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub, who told  delegates, ‘We are looking for full recognition of our right that no Israeli clubs play in our territory.’

By i24NEWS – AFP


The Palestinian Football Association on Thursday accused FIFA of succumbing to “political pressure” following its decision to postpone a ruling on the contentious issue of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank.

“We are disappointed that FIFA has decided to allow political pressure to win over the FIFA statutes,” it says in a statement, after 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. Continue Reading »

Top FATAH official denied entry into Egypt, deported to Jordan

Jibril al Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian antocrat Mahmoud Abbas - PMW


Jibril al Rajoub, an official in autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, was not allowed entry into Egypt and detained at Cairo Int’l Airport until deported on first flight to Jordan.



CAIRO – Egyptian airport security denied entry to a senior Palestinian official on Monday and deported him, sources at Cairo airport said.

Fatah official Jibril al Rajoub (L), at event commemorating Arafat awards plaques with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel – Photo source: PMW

Jibril al Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a high-ranking member of the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah movement, was told he was on a no-entry list and put on a flight to Jordan, the sources said. Continue Reading »

Qatar Promoting Rajoub to Replace the Moderate Abbas

Using soccer as a weapon would cause a deterioration in Arab-Jewish relations & make the soccer teams under Qatar’s sponsorship a hub of friction & provocation.

By Ari Yashar


A new research article citing Arabic media sources reveals that Qatar is backing Jibril Rajoub, who was behind the recent failed Palestinian Authority (PA) effort to ban Israel at FIFA, as a replacement for Mahmoud Abbas as PA chairman when – and if – he steps down.

Pinhas Inbar made the revelation on Tuesday in an in-depth article on the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs website. The Center is a research institute headed by Dr. Continue Reading »

Rajoub now detested by Arab nations after FIFA backstep is stuck in Ramallah

Former terrorist & heroic symbol of Palestinian resistance, Rajoub is now in Ramallah, deemed persona non grata, and unable to travel to Jordan, Dubai as well as Israel.

By Smadar Perry


Up until last Friday morning, Jibril Rajoub was still viewed as a symbol of the Palestinians’ struggle against Israel. Rajoub, the chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, arrived then at the FIFA congress in Switzerland with the objective of getting Israel booted out of all international soccer tournaments and competitions, and only a last-minute and behind-the-scenes deal prevented a vote on the matter. Today, Rajoub finds himself under attack from all sides. Continue Reading »

FIFA Chief Tells Netanyahu He Opposes Palestinian Bid to Oust Israel From Football Association

FIFA president Blatter meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem saying, “Football has the power to construct bridges. Football shall unite people & not divide people.”
Palestinian official responded, claiming Israel ‘leading world by nose because of Holocaust.’

By David Ben Shimol


During a visit to Israel on Tuesday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter voiced his objections to an upcoming vote initiated by the Palestinian Football Association to suspend the Israeli FA from participation in international soccer competitions.

Eini, Netanyahu, Blatter, and Regev (Photo: GPO)
Eini, Netanyahu, Blatter, and Regev (Photo: GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed Blatter to Israel when the two met in Jerusalem. “I want to praise you for opposing the politicizing of sport.
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Palestinians refuse to drop petition to suspend Israel from FIFA

FIFA President to meet with PM Netanyahu over Palestinian bid to eject Israel from football association.

By i24news


FIFA President Sepp Blatter will travel to the Middle East to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top Palestinian officials in a bid to head off a Palestinian bid to expel Israel from the sport’s governing body, FIFA said in a statement Sunday.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is targeting a fifth term in office – Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

However, the Palestine FA (PFA) will not drop its proposal for a vote at the FIFA Congress to suspend Israel from international football although it will continue to pursue dialogue, its president Jibril Rajoub told Reuters on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Jibril Rajoub: Abbas is going to ‘Drop a Bomb’ on Israel at the UN General Assembly

Abbas is in New York stirring up students against a ‘drunk’ Israel, ahead of his UN General Assembly address to get the world behind hi new ‘Palestinian strategy.’

By Ari Yashar


A senior member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction said that Abbas will “drop a bomb” against Israel at the UN General Assembly on Friday.

The senior official, Jibril Rajoub, said in an interview on Palestinian Arab media that the move would be an integration of the international community into “the strategy of the Palestinian people.”

It is worth noting that Rajoub in mid-August said the PA had made a “political decision” to support Arab terrorists “slaughtering” Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem – an announcement that has been accompanied by a steep rise in terror attacks in the region. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Reports to PA: Israel Cancels Last Terror Release

Senior Palestinian official reveals that Jerusalem has informed the PA  that it will not release last batch of convicted murderers on Saturday.

By Ari Yashar


A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official announced Friday that Israel has told the PA it will not go through on the fourth and final batch of terrorist releases, which was set for Saturday night.

“The Israeli government has informed us through the American mediator that it will not abide with its commitment to release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29,” PA official Jibril Rajoub told AFP.

“Israel has refused to commit to the names that were agreed upon of prisoners held by Israel since before the 1993 Oslo agreements,” added Rajoub, calling the move a “slap in the face of the US administration and its efforts.” Continue Reading »

Palestinian Official: Israel should be ‘Removed’

Fatah leader Rajoub: “Israelis should decide whether they are part of the Middle East… If Israel is an alien body it should be removed.”

By Arutz Sheva


Fatah official Jibril Rajoub raised the possibility that Israel should be “removed” if it fails to make peace with the Palestinians, in an interview to i24News Wednesday,

Fatah official Jibril Rajoub

Fatah official Jibril Rajoub

“Peace is not a Palestinian interest, it’s an international interest, and the interest of the world is to put an end to this struggle. I think it’s also an Israeli interest – Israelis should decide whether they are part of the Middle East or an alien body. Continue Reading »