Tag Archive for Palestine Football Association

Police requested to investigate PA official’s treats against Argentina team

Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev, announced that under threats to harm footballer Lionel Messi and his family should he play in Israel, the Argentinian soccer team apologized for having to cancel their game in Israel.



The Almagor Terror Victims Association called on the Israel Police to open an investigation into senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub over allegations that he had launched a series of threats against Israeli soccer players in Argentina.

Messi points to the sky – Photo: Shai Pal, Wikimedia

Rajoub. who is the former head PA Preventive Security Force in West Bank, is currently the Palestinian Football Association and the Palestine Olympic Committee head. Continue Reading »

Palestinians forcing FIFA to court to outlaw Israeli football clubs


The Jewish state accuses the Palestine Football Association of exploiting FIFA to establish de facto permanent borders, without entering any direct peace-seeking negotiations with Israel.



The Palestine Football Association (PFA) appealed to the world’s top sports court on Tuesday, seeking to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank.

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

The PFA argues that the presence of six Israeli clubs on its territory is in breach of FIFA statutes, which forbids another member association playing on another territory without permission.

The Palestinians had called for a resolution stating that as a full FIFA member the PFA has the right to block Israeli teams from playing on its land. Continue Reading »