Red Card Israeli Racism (RCIR) protests Israeli repression of Palestinian football.

Israel’s security forces continually attempt to recruit Palestinian footballers as informers and block the development of sports. AHEAD of tomorrow’s Fifa council meeting, Red Card Israeli Racism (RCIR) has protested against a number of instances of continuing Israeli repression of Palestinian football. The campaigning group has written to Fifa’s ruling body regarding an attempt by Israel’s security services to recruit Palestinian footballers as informers, as well as regarding the continuing obstruction of footballers’ travel and of the import of vital sports equipment into Palestine.The claims centre around the annual Palestine Cup Final, in which the top Gaza and West Bank teams play each other over two legs. Israel has caused repeated disruptions to the event by restricting teams’ travel in and out of Gaza.
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