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June 15, 2012 8:23 am

Palestinians Attempt to Remove Israel as Host for European Football Championships

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Finals of the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship between the Netherlands vs. Serbia. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub urged UEFA to remove Israel as the host of the 2013 European Under-21 Championship in the latest effort to pressure the Israel Football Association following the jailing of Palestinian national team players.

In a letter to UEFA President Michel Platini, Rajoub wrote that Israel’s government is violating FIFA regulations, with Palestinian national team player Mahmoud Sarsak approaching a fourth month on a hunger strike after being held in administrative detention since 2009.

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