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Salman Contradicts Anti-Israel Stance in FIFA Congress, Votes against Palestinian Proposal; HRW Reports

2017-05-13 - 5:06 am

Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized President of the Asian Football Confederation, Bahrain's Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, for voting against a Palestinian proposal to halt Israeli football matches organized on settlement playgrounds in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

On its twitter page, HRW said "We thanked Sheikh Salman for supporting Palestine against the matches sponsored by Israel and FIFA in West Bank settlements, yet he retreated his statement and voted against Palestine."



"-Sheikh Salman before vote: #FIFAcom stop sponsoring Israeli matches in stolen Palestinian land! -Sheikh Salman voting: never mind, carry on", another HRW tweet stated.

HRW had tweeted earlier calling on FIFA members to "Follow Sheikh Salman of Bahrain's lead, vote to prevent Israel from organizing football matches in settlement playgrounds."


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