Posts Tagged Palestinian territories

Palestinians complain to FIFA over detained player

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, receives a gift from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is on a "mission of peace" to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in the hope of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (Mohamad Torokman/ Pool Photo via AP)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Palestine Football Association has complained to FIFA that one of its players was detained by Israel, an incident he says illustrates his demand that the Israelis be suspended.

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FIFA making progress in Israeli-Palestinian soccer spat

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, receives a gift from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is on a "mission of peace" to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in the hope of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (Mohamad Torokman/ Pool Photo via AP)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is making process in resolving a spat between Palestinian and Israeli soccer leaders and hopes to avoid a vote to suspend Israel.

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Sepp Blatter says he’s on ‘mission of peace’ to Israel

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, left and President of the Israeli Football Association Ofer Eini attend a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in the hope of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body.

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