Dr. Saeb Erekat: Thank you Argentina

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June 06, 2018

We welcome the decision by the Argentinian Football Association to cancel the football match in Jerusalem with the Israeli team. This decision well answers Ministers Miri Regev and Lieberman, and other officials in the current extremist Israeli government, that the world will not submit to Israel's state terrorism, extortion, threats, and intimidation, all fully backed by President Trump’s Administration.

The Israeli occupying power and its army shouldn't be awarded for the killing of our innocent civilians; our children, paramedics, women, people with disabilities, and all the peaceful protestors in Gaza today.  These crimes should be investigated and prosecuted. The international community can no longer remain silent while the Israeli government continues with its aggression and crimes against the people of Palestine.  

Thanks to Argentina and its brave people as well as its distinguished football team for choosing to abide by the principles of international law and for refusing to yield to any form of bullying, intimidation and extortion tactics as practiced by Regev, Friedman, and Haley. And we highly commend the efforts exerted by the President of the Palestinian Football Federation, the Secretary-General of Fateh Central Committee, Major General Jibril Rajoub, for the cancellation of this match by the Argentinian Football Association.

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