By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Human Rights Watch published a media advisory yesterday urging FIFA, the world football federation, to abide by its statutes and human rights responsibilities and tell the Israel Football Association to stop organizing matches in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Tokyo Sexwale, the chair of the monitoring committee established by FIFA to address the issue, presented his recommendations to FIFA yesterday in Manama, Bahrain. The issue is to be decided by the full FIFA Congress meeting on May 11, according to HRW.
“Why is FIFA continuing to sponsor games in unlawful Israeli settlements, on land stolen from Palestinians?” …read more
Source: Tne Palestine Chronicle