Israeli Army’s Attack on Palestinian Football Federation Unacceptable, says FIFA President

JERUSALEM, November 24, 2014 (WAFA) – President of the FIFA Sepp Blatter said on Monday that the Israeli army’s raiding and searching of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) headquarters in Jerusalem is intolerable and unacceptable.

Earlier on Monday, an Israeli army force broke into the PFA’s headquarters located in the town of ar-Ram, north of Jerusalem, searched it and assaulted its employees.

Blatter subsequently sent a letter of condemnation to PFA’s President, Jibril Rajoub, condemning the Israeli attack and describing it as ‘terrible’.

In the meantime, Rajoub said the assault was an attempt to undermine Palestinian sports and called for international condemnation of the incident.