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Scottish Football Association: support Palestinian rights

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Scotland is playing Israel on 11 October and 20 November.  We ask that the Scottish Football Association support the Palestinian call to suspend the Israeli Football Association from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law.

The Palestinian call highlights the IFA's "deep complicity in Israel's violations of international law and Palestinian human rights" because it includes six Israeli football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements.  These settlements are considered a war crime under international law.

Scotland should not play Israel until it complies with international law.

Show your support for Palestinian rights and call on the SFA to stand up against apartheid and for equality and justice.

We call on the Scottish Football Association to withdraw from the upcoming Israel v Scotland (11 October) and Scotland v Israel (20 November) games and to support the Palestinian call to suspend the Israeli Football Association (IFA) from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law.

This petition follows the withdrawal of Argentina from a game with Israel, and most recently news that Adidas has withdrawn its sponsorship of the IFA in response to a call from over 130 Palestinian football clubs.

Israel uses international sporting events to whitewash its image as they are rightfully condemned for their violations of Palestinian rights.

https://bdsmovement.net/news/palestinians-thank-argentina-and-lionel-messi-canceling-friendly-israel
https://bdsmovement.net/news/team-justice-scores-adidas-no-longer-sponsoring-israel-football-association
https://bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-football-clubs-adidas-end-sponsorship-israeli-settlement-teams
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/09/25/israel/palestine-fifa-sponsoring-games-seized-land
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-palestinian-footballer-shoot-video-sniper-protest-gaza-idf-a8288496.html
https://electronicintifada.net/content/gazas-team-champions/24891
http://rcir.org.uk/?page_id=527



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