Palestine has dropped its motion to suspend Israel from FIFA, Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub said. A committee was proposed to monitor the situation between the Palestine and Israeli associations, which FIFA approved.
Speaking at the FIFA congress, Rajoub said he was dropping the motion to have Israel suspended from the organization.
“I have decided to drop the suspension,” Rajoub said, adding that he instead proposes that free movement be ensured for Palestinian players.
He also wants an investigation launched into alleged Israeli racism and a vote on Israeli teams on Palestinian territories. Rajoub has accused Israel’s Football Association of turning a blind eye to Arabs in Israeli football, and says the five Israeli league teams on occupied land should not be allowed to play… see more