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.
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.