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  תמוז 26, 5776 , 01/08/16

Israel lets Gaza footballers travel to Hevron

The return leg of the Palestinian Authority soccer-club finals between teams from Hevron and Khan Younis is scheduled to take place, Tuesday afternoon in Hevron, now that Israel has agreed to let eight players travel from Gaza to Hevron.

Haaretz reports the game was delayed after the Shabak Israel Security Agency originally refused permission, citing "negative security material", but permission was granted after the PA's Football Association approached international organizations, including FIFA, soccer's governing body. Israel did not let four players into Gaza, including Israeli Arabs.

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