Barcelona responds to the Palestinian Federation regarding playing a match with an Israeli team in Jerusalem

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Barcelona responds to the Palestinian Federation regarding playing a match with an Israeli team in Jerusalem

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta responded to the Palestinian Football Association’s letter, protesting against the Spanish team’s decision to play a friendly match with the Israeli club Betar in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Football Association published a statement on its Facebook account, denouncing Barcelonas decision to play a friendly match against the Israeli Beitar Club in Jerusalem, on August 4, and calling on the Spanish club to reconsider the selection of the venue for the match.

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On Sunday, Spanish media published the text of Juan Laporta’s response to the Palestinian Federation’s letter, which stated: “We have received your letter in which you expressed your concern about Barcelona’s organization of a friendly match in Jerusalem, and we would like to inform you that the club has not yet announced its plan for its preparatory matches for the new season.” .

Laporta added in his response: “The club did not contact any party to organize a match in Jerusalem, as you know, Barcelona is a democratic sports institution committed to basic rights and principles, and we have always expressed, through our actions throughout the club’s history, our clear defense of the rights and freedoms of all peoples.” .

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