Joint letter to FIFA regarding suspension of Israel

Joint letter to FIFA regarding suspension of Israel

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Ref.  Joint letter to FIFA regarding suspension of Israel


Dear President Infantino,


We are writing to demand the immediate suspension of Israeli football teams from all competitions in the light of its ongoing genocide in Gaza.

To date Israeli forces have killed over 30,000 people, more than 70% of them women and children. Israel has attacked residential homes, schools, hospitals, ambulances, mosques and churches and even fleeing civilians.

The onslaught is so indiscriminate and destructive that Israel has found itself hauled before the International Court of Justice to answer charges of genocide.

In fact, the scale of the horrors being inflicted on the largely defenceless Palestinian population far surpass the human cost of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It is therefore surprising that while both UEFA and FIFA suspended Russia from all competitions in 2022, they continue to turn a blind eye to Israel with the result that its teams continue to participate freely in international competitions.

We are sure you will agree that applying a different yardstick to Israeli actions undermines your credibility and exposes you to allegations of political bias and hypocrisy.

With its recent actions, Israel is demonstrating that it is clearly unfit to be a member of the community of sporting nations. We urge you to the right thing and apply the same sanctions to Israel that you have done in the case of Russia.


Signed by

Citizens International
Islamic Human Rights Commission
Ahlulbayt Sisters Association
Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs
AlQuds Foundation Malaysia (QFM)
Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia
BDS Malaysia
Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
Black Lives Matter Coalition UK
Boycott From Within – Israeli Citizens for BDS
Bruxelles Panthères
Center for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA)
Convivencia Alliance
Crescent International
Crystal Palace Friends of Palestine
Decolonial International Network
Disabled Peoples Against Cuts
Friends of Al Aqsa
Friends of Palestine Malaysia (FOP)
HALUAN Malaysia
InMinds Human Rights Group
International Solidarity Movement
Islamic Propagation Centre International
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK
Jewish Network for Palestine
Jewish Voice for Labour
Kelab Rekreasi Berimbai Kuching
Kesatuan Ulama Muslimin Sedunia cawangan Malaysia
⁠Kuching Pickleball Association (KPA)
KwaZulu-Natal Palestine Solidarity Forum
Learn Quran Foundation Pakistan
Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia
Malaysian Women Coalition for AlQuds and Palestine (MWCQP)
Muslim Care Malaysia
Muslim Volunteer Malaysia
Palestine Pulse
Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia
Palestinian Forum of MALAYSIA (PFM)
Palestinian Forum of Britain
Palestinian Progressive Association Malaysia PPA-M
Peacemaker Trust
Persatuan Akademia IKRAM Malaysia
Persatuan Belia Harmoni Malaysia
Persatuan Masyarakat Pakistan Malaysia (PMPM)
Persatuan Pengurusan Sukan Malaysia
Persatuan Ulama Malaysia
Pertubuhan Agenda Wanita Malaysia (AGENDA)
Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia
Pertubuhan Mawaddah Malaysia
⁠Sarawak Pickleball Association (SPA)
SLPAS Pickleball Club
South East London Friends of Palestine
Sumud – The Finnish Palestine Network
University of Birmingham Friends of Palestine
Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM)

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