ANDl Barcelona, finally, he will not play the friendly that he had planned on August 4 in Jerusalem against him Beitar. This was explained this Thursday by the owner of the entity, Moshe hogg. He has assured that they cannot accept the condition imposed by the Catalan institution to change the location of the commitment. The Barça I wanted to play outside Jerusalem.
The party has been involved in controversy from the beginning. And on July 5, the Palestinian Football Association published a very hard statement asking the culé club not to play that preparation match at that location. “We regret the decision of the Barcelona to play a friendly match against him FC Beitar in the busy city of Jerusalem, and kindly asks you to reconsider your choice of venue, “he wrote.
The text contained very forceful sentences. “It would be difficult for them to see a club that promulgates the values of peace, equality playing in the Jerusalem occupied, in a stadium that was built over the demolished Palestinian town of Al-Malha, whose entire population was forcibly expelled by Israel and now he is in refugee camps. For these people the Barça would be playing on the graves of their ancestors “, were some of the arguments given by Palestinian Football Association.
In the statement, he even spoke of a direct violation of the rights of the PFA. “Jerusalem it is not within the jurisdiction of the Israeli football association to which it is affiliated FC Beitar“.
At the moment, to this day, the Barcelona He has only confirmed the friendlies against him Nàstic and Girona Of the next week. In fact, yesterday Wednesday he announced that he would put tickets on sale for both commitments at the Johan Cruyff.