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The detention of the former soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart.
To truly have an impact in Gaza, the emirate should build a soccer stadium in the Strip, and move there some of the World Cup, whose hosting it has won unfairly.
FIFA refused to comment on the report and the allegations.
There are plenty of Jewish storylines surrounding the international event.
By EMILY BURACK/ JTA,JPOST.COM STAFF
"I do not intend to allow Hamas terrorists to watch the World Cup while the bodies of our soldiers are held in Gaza together with our kidnapped civilians."
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
“Israel gets this opportunity to do something and it gets taken away,” he said. “Israel has to fight for every international event.”
By ANIA BESSONOV,RUTY KOROTAEV
Erdan said he would not allow the detained militants to watch the matches, which take place next month.
"I do not intend to allow Hamas terrorists to watch the World Cup while the bodies of our soldiers are held in Gaza together with our kidnapped civilians," Erdan stated.
By TAMAR BEN-OZER
Reports in the Argentinean media earlier this week had raised the possibility that the friendly may be moved to Spain due to the bloodshed on the Gaza border on Monday.
By ALLON SINAI
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has launched a campaign to stop the June 9 match, including sending letters to Argentine sports figures.
“We need to learn from Argentina, we in Israel are doing everything well, except playing soccer,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said two months ago.
Nufal plans to get there via Jordan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.
Israel's foreign ministry announced last week that the Israel Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast World Cup games via satellite in Arabic for free.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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