AFC stands with Palestine FA

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has expressed its concern at incidents which are reported to have taken place in East Jerusalem last week.

The AFC received reports from the Palestine Football Association that Israeli military personnel entered the headquarters of Silwan FC, a Palestinian football club, based in East Jerusalem.

The AFC has been a strong supporter of Palestine FA complaints to FIFA and subsequently the Court of Arbitration for Sport about Israeli interference in the football infrastructure in Palestine.

The AFC insists that the sovereignty of the PFA must be recognised and must be defended. The entire AFC Executive Committee has consistently adopted a very strong position in support of the principle and the AFC stands alongside the Palestine FA.