Just recently at the United States-brokered conference in Bahrain FIFA pledged to build more football pitches in the Palestinian “Territories” to present the economic side of a settlement plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The President of FIFA noted that the Palestinian Territories – made up of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip – had so far only 25 football fields for a total population of five million inhabitants.
“We, the FIFA, can bring something concrete, that people can see. When children play football, not only do they smile, but they are not busy doing anything else. So, yes, football can …read more
Source: Tne Palestine Chronicle