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Football: Scotland 8 Israel 0 – They’re Useless Without Guns

I dislike sport a great deal but I thought this is not really a sport story. It is however a great example of cultural boycott of Israel, from some very enthusiastic Palestine activists, involving “shouting” and disruption of their game. The Habima Theatre protestors could have done with some help from these guys and gals, rather than their silent protest and hand-sewn banners. This is the kind of thing we want more of…

Happily this is not just the first protest at a sporting event in the UK,  another is planned for June 20th in Wales.

Peace activists and human rights campaigners from all over Britain will gather outside Wrexham Stadium in Wales to protest against Israeli regime’s double standards policies on sports.

The gathering on June 20 will see a huge protest against Israel regime’s apartheid, based on which the regime imprisons Palestinian athletes without charge and at the same time sends its own athletes to international events to win medals.

Between 5pm to 6.30pm, outside Wrexham Stadium; supporters of human rights will come from all over Britain to protest that the Israeli Women’s football teams are allowed to play Wales in the Women’s European Championship qualifiers.

Currently, Mahmoud Sarsak, a member of the Palestinian national football team is in the 88th day of a hunger strike against his imprisonment without charge or trial since July 2009, when he was abducted while on the way to play in a match.

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6 Responses to Football: Scotland 8 Israel 0 – They’re Useless Without Guns

  1. who_me June 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    they’re useless, period.

  2. Jonathon Blakeley June 17, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    4 sure.. Schadenfreude

  3. Ariadna Theokopoulos June 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I could not believe my eyes so I had to watch the video again.
    What a revolting spectacle of anti-semitism. Let’s not hide behind flimsy euphemisms like “anti-Israeli” protest. Israel =state for Jews, so anti-Israel = anti-Jews.

    The unfairness of it all. People gloating over the defeat of a team whose people have no tradition of football. What with slavery in Egypt, the exodus, the Roman persecution and subjugation, the dispersal, wandering form country to country, banished from all again and again, to say nothing of the Biggie… Who has time to train properly?!?

    I shudder to imagine the trauma this event must have reawakened in the fragile psyches of these players: pogrom in a stadium from which there is no escape.

    There is only one solution and I am surprised it has not occurred to the poor Israelis:
    –Withdraw from international competitions.
    –Organize a separate and superior ‘International Football League for Jews Only,’ competing in the The World Shofar Games, in which no matter which team wins, Jews win.

  4. Blake June 19, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Thankfully Mahmoud Sarsak will be getting his freedom.

  5. Blake June 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    What a great video. Would never have seen this a few years back. Thankfully people consciences are awakening.

  6. Jonathon Blakeley June 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Hopefully we should have some reports from the Welsh protest tomorrow.
    Maybe they will throw leeks at them.

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