Press Statement

Press Statement

The President of the Palestine Football Association salutes and values the decision of UEFA, the owner of media rights to many international football competitions which requires the Israeli broadcaster KAN to abstain from broadcasting  games in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories if it wants to retain its purchase rights.

The  President of the Palestine Football  sees in this decision a step in the right direction towards the application and respect of the universal values and ethics of sport .

The international legitimacy , and the FIFA statutes . The PFA further calls upon FIFA to likewise take a decisive decision towards the illegal situation which the Israeli Football association continues to perpetuate by allowing illegal settlement football clubs to play in the official Israeli league , in blatant violation to the FIFA statutes and the consultation of the UN to FIFA , as expressed in the letter of the Advisor to the UN  Secretary General , in which FIFA was advised on the illegality of such action .

Ramallah , October 10.2018