'Palestinians' delay soccer final, try to blame Israel
The 'Palestinian' soccer final, which was to have taken place on Sunday in Hebron, has been postponed after a number of players from Gaza were not allowed to cross the border
The Shejaia club from the Gaza Strip must pass through an Israeli border
crossing to reach the West Bank city of Hebron, where Sunday's game was
scheduled to be played, and to do so needs approval from Israel.
became clear seven people, including four players were not on the list
and therefore, the entire mission can't leave Gaza without them," said
Ala Shammaly of the Shejaia media office.
Israel said the four
players needed to undergo special questioning, which was to have taken
place on Thursday, but the Palestinians did not show.
to let the rest of the team cross on Friday, the start of the weekend in
Israel, with the four to meet them on Sunday when it would again be
possible to conduct the questioning.
The Palestinian federation said the game was delayed until further notice.
In a series of tweets, COGAT, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, tells a far different story.
In case you need to be reminded why 'Palestinian' soccer players might need to pass 'preliminary inquiries' before being allowed to move through Israel and into the 'West Bank,' here are some
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