Gaza football players barred from Palestine Cup in West bank

News Created 29/7 2016 at 22:18
Photo: Heinrich Böll Foundation Palestine & Jordan

Football players from the Shabab Khan Younis club have been barred from reaching the West bank to play the Palestine cup final. On Wednesday, Israeli authorites held them for twelve hours at the Erez checkpoint, before barring six players from entering the Israeli territory in order to reach the Palestinian territory of the West bank. The Palestinian Football Association said the fixture will be canceled as it will not allow Israel to decide the composition of the different teams.