Shin Bet Bans Gaza Football Team from Travel

27 Sep
2:31 AM

Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, has recommended a ban on travel, holding back a competition over the Palestine Football Cup, between Rafah Services Club and Balata Youth Center, Hebrew channel 12 reported.

According to the channel, the final match between the two teams was to be held today, in Nablus, but was canceled, as the court approved the recommendation of Shin Bet and the army coordinator, to prevent the travel of some players.

Israeli occupation authorities refused to give travel permission to the players of Rafah Services Club, but allowed it for five administrators and seven players.

Al Ray further reports that the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem approved the decision on Monday, putting the second leg of the Palestine Cup to a halt, under the pretext of security risk.

(edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g)

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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