FIFA to Vote on Expelling Israel from Membership Over Gaza Atrocities  

The World Football Federation (FIFA) this month is expected to vote to decide whether or not to cancel Israel's membership due to committing a serious crime against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

May 14, 2024 - 14:16
FIFA to Vote on Expelling Israel from Membership Over Gaza Atrocities   

This month, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is expected to vote on whether to expel Israel from its membership due to grave atrocities committed against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Further reports indicate that the FIFA Congress will convene in Bangkok on the 17th of this month to address the request by the Palestinian Football Association to revoke Israel's membership in FIFA.

The Palestinian Football Association submitted a letter calling for a vote on the removal of Israel from the football community due to its human rights violations and genocidal acts in Gaza. FIFA will vote on this proposal at its upcoming congress in Bangkok.

In a statement released in March this year, the Palestinian Football Association declared that 99 Palestinian players had been killed and "soccer clubs demolished" since the onset of the Gaza conflict.

Jordanian Crown Prince Ali bin al-Hussein wrote on his social media page: "The involvement of youth and the protection of their human rights is one of the most important principles of football, which has been a source of pride for me during my tenure. But the ongoing situation in Palestine has put FIFA to the test in fulfilling its obligations in line with human rights policies."

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran also wrote a letter to FIFA in February this year, urging it to halt all football activities of the Zionist regime of Israel due to its atrocities in Gaza.