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Israel’s Future in FIFA Is Uncertain


Their names are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a checkpoint. After being shot repeatedly, they were mauled by checkpoint dogs and then beaten. Ten bullets were put into Jawhar’s feet. Adam took one bullet in each foot. After being transferred from a hospital in Ramallah to King Hussein Medical Center in Amman, they received the news that soccer would no longer be a part of their futures. (Israel’s border patrol maintains that the two young men were about to throw a bomb.)

Israeli teens to Netanyahu: As conscientious objectors, we won’t serve in IDF

Dozens of Israeli teenagers soon to be eligible for conscription into the Israel Defense Forces signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday declaring their intention to refuse military service on the basis of conscientious objection.

“Their refusal is designed to protest the continuing occupation [in Judea and Samaria] and the intrusion of the military into civilian life, something which further entrenches chauvinism, militarism, violence, inequality, and racism,” the organizers of the letter said in a press release on Saturday.

50,000 Jerusalem Palestinians without water for three days

Some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied east Jerusalem have been without water for three days, after their water supply was cut off on Tuesday.

The residents are from the Shoafat refugee camp and the neighborhoods of Ras Hamis, Ras Shehada and Hashalom, where a majority of residents have blue Israeli ID cards, Israeli Haaretz website reported.

The Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene group (EWASH) says the average domestic water consumption by Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank is 70 litres per capita per day (lcd), compared to the World Health Organisation recommended minimum of 100 lcd and the Israeli average of 300 lcd.

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