Celtic FC fans have promised to foot the bill and match any potential fines that UEFA imposes on their team over the flood of Palestinian flags displayed at a recent game against an Israeli team – and send the donated cash to help Palestinians.
The Celtic football team faces a penalty from UEFA after the Scottish club’s fans waved Palestinian flags during a Champions League playoff match against Israel’s Hapoel Be'er Sheva. The not-so-warm welcome was followed by a defeat for Israel: Celtic FC won the match 5-2.
Israeli soldiers have killed one teenager in clashes with Palestinian youth at the Fawwar refugee camp, West Bank, also leaving dozens wounded. The IDF used live ammunition, tear gas and rubber bullets against the locals who hurled homemade explosives at the Israelis.
Israel has formed a new joint ministerial task force to track down and deport Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists that, according to Jewish officials, delegitimize and destroy the country from within.
Israeli lawmakers have legalized the imprisonment of Palestinian minors as young as 12 in case they are accused of grave crimes such as acts of terrorism against the state of Israel. The so-called Youth Bill has already faced criticism at home and abroad.
Israeli authorities have reversed a travel ban on six Palestinian football players, after initially refusing them entry to West Bank over the weekend thereby disrupting the second decisive leg of the Palestine Cup final.