Tag Archives: Palestine – Gaza
The Gaza team must cross the Israeli border to reach the West Bank city of Hebron, where Sunday’s game was set to take place. Nidal al-Mughrabi
REUTERS (August 7) – The Palestinian Football Federation postponed the final Palestine Cup game between the champion teams of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said. Continue reading
Gaza’s sports facilities – already suffering under siege – were reduced into rubble by Israeli bombs. The deliberate devastation reinforces the just demand for the right of the Palestinian people for self-determination.
AP (Aug. 26) – Maccabi Tel Aviv says its football coach has quit because of the “current security situation” in Israel. Continue reading
Argentinian-Barcelona soccer star expressed sympathy for fallen youth.
Lionel Messi’s expression of sympathy for children killed during Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza has elicited a perfidious counter-campaign by Zionists, exploiting the death of Daniel Tragerman, the four-year-old Nahal Oz resident killed by a mortar on August 22.
“As a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, where violence has already claimed so many young lives and to injure countless children,” Messi had posted on his Facebook page on August 7. Continue reading
Death of soccer legend, aspiring youths, bring to the fore how no part of Palestinian society is escaping the violence and destruction.
Haaretz (Aug. 14) – The recent killing of Palestinian soccer legend and coach Ahed Zaqout symbolizes the setbacks the local sport have suffered in the wake of renewed conflict in Gaza, according to website Inside World Football. Continue reading