Palestinian Arabs Pushing FIFA to Expel Israel

Palestinian Arabs are trying to force FIFA to kick out 6 of its clubs in Israel for being in supposed “settlements” or commuities built in areas liberated by Israel in 1967. The 6 communities are Ma’aleh Adumim, Ariel, Givat Ze’ev, Oranit, the Jordan Valley, the South Hebron Hills and Kiryat Arba.

The petition has called on FIFA to “either remove the settlement football clubs from its membership or relocate them outside the illegal settlements.”

It adds: “If the Israeli Football Association doesn’t comply it must lose its membership with FIFA, as has been the case with other federations that have refused to accept FIFA’s fair play rules.”