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  Nissan 25, 5777 , 21/04/17

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel is launching a diplomatic offensive against calls by Palestinian Arab officials for FIFA to impose sanctions over soccer teams based in Judea and Samaria, an official said on Thursday, according to AFP.

Palestinian soccer chief Jibril Rajoub, along with groups such as Human Rights Watch, has led efforts to have Israel suspended from FIFA or for the world body to quit sponsoring Israeli matches in Judea and Samaria, claiming they are being held on “stolen land”.

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