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West Bank clubs row ‘a priority’ for FIFA boss

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino will make finding a solution to the bitter dispute over Israeli football clubs playing inside the occupied West Bank a “priority”, he told AFP in an exclusive interview. Six clubs in the Israeli league currently play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law. By allowing games to be contested there, FIFA is engaging in business activity that supports Israeli settlements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed in a recent report.
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