Palestine rejects offer for 'peace match'

Abdusselam Haniya said that a match between a team made up of Israeli and Palestinian players and Barcelona would have been betrayal to Palestinian martyrs.

Palestine rejects offer for 'peace match'


Palestine on Friday rejected an offer made by the Chairman of Spanish soccer club Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, for a friendly match between a team made up of Israeli and Palestinian players and Barcelona.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), a member of the Palestinian High Council of Youth and Sports, Abdusselam Haniya said that a match between a team made up of Israeli and Palestinian players and Barcelona would have been betrayal to Palestinian martyrs.

"Relations with Israel can not even be normalized in sports. We can not accept an offer to play with Israelis against Barcelona," Haniya also said.

Sandro Rosell on Thursday had made an offer to form a team made up of Israeli and Palestinian players and wanted this team to play against Barcelona at the end of July.

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