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FIFA: We will take legal advice on Palestine’s request to freeze Israel’s membership International sport

FIFA: We will take legal advice on Palestine's request to freeze Israel's membership International sport

Al Malaeb Newspaper – The president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said on Friday that the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) would take independent legal advice regarding the Palestinian Football Federation’s call to suspend the “Israeli” federation over aggression against Gaza.

Gianni Infantino said FIFA would hold an extraordinary session of its council before July 20 to review the legal analysis and decide how to proceed.

The Palestinian Football Federation on Friday called for the “immediate” suspension of the Israeli occupation’s membership in the International Association Football Federation (FIFA).

Palestinian Football Federation president Jibril Rajoub told FIFA president Gianni Infantino during his meeting in Bangkok: “The ball is in your court.”

Rajoub called on FIFA to take strict action against the occupying entity, as it did in previous wars. If not, are there some wars more important than others?

The Israel Football Federation has rejected the Palestinian call to suspend its FIFA membership, calling it “sarcastic”.
The Secretary General of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said yesterday Thursday that the federation would submit a proposal to its General Assembly (Congress) to implement mandatory sanctions, including the defeat of matches, in the event of incidents of racist violations in all 211 member federations.

Matthias Grafstrom, who officially took office as FIFA general secretary this week, sent a letter to all member associations outlining the proposal, which includes rules, sanctions, on-field procedures and possible criminal charges .

At the 74th Congress of its federations in Bangkok, FIFA discussed the aggression against the Gaza Strip, at the request of the Palestinian Football Federation, which calls for imposing sanctions on the “Israeli” Football Federation due to serious human rights violations committed by the occupier. entity.

Last January, Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, president of the Jordanian and West Asian Football Federation, called for the need to mobilize an international stand to end the Israeli occupation’s aggression against the Strip. Gaza, and for the football community to have a position to isolate the occupying entity and apply international standards to what is happening in Gaza, and Prince Ali then began to mobilize an international position by inviting the Arab federations and international organizations to join the campaign.

The Jordanian Football Federation is considered one of the strongest defenders of the Palestinian position and its cause within the International Federation, as it adopted the Palestinian position from the beginning to seek international support to isolate the Israeli occupation of FIFA.

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