The Turkish Airlines Euroleague match was also sponsored by occupation profiteer Veolia. Read more about French police take orders from Mossad as protestors arrested at Maccabi-Chalon match
“I call on all those who spoke out for my release and the release of the Palestinian hunger strikers, to once again show their commitment to justice and equality by insisting that UEFA move their competitions away from Israel.” Read more about Palestine footballer, ex-prisoner Mahmoud Sarsak calls on UEFA to strip Israel of hosting tournaments
“As long as Israel imprisons Palestinian athletes for years without charge or trial using torture, destroys sporting infrastructure and prevents Palestinian athletes from traveling abroad, it has no place in European competitions” Read more about Video: Man assaults peaceful “Stop Apartheid” protest at Israel-Luxembourg football match
Sarsak: “I announce my readiness to meet Barcelona or any other Spanish club outside of the context of a joint invitation with Gilad Shalit” Read more about Video: Gaza youth commend Mahmoud Sarsak on refusing Israel "normalization" at FC Barcelona match
Shalit “represents” the Israeli army and shouldn’t be at Barcelona stadium, say activists. Read more about Protests expected as FC Barcelona extends VIP invite to Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit
The father of Palestinian national footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, who is set to be released by Israel on 10 July following a three month hunger strike, has said that it is “unbearable” that Israel will host the tournament “while it routinely arrests, tortures, imprisons and kills Palestinians, including football players, without consequence” Read more about Whitewashing apartheid, European football federation claims Israel tournament "will bring people together"
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