JFA demands sanctioning Israeli sports federations

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AMMAN — On Saturday, the Jordan Football Association (JFA) demanded the imposition of strict and deterrent sports sanctions on Israeli sports federations, calling for their complete and immediate isolation from the international sports community, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

In a statement, JFA emphasized the "Importance of the international sports community, through all its institutions and organizations, taking a clear and explicit stance that embodies its influential role and noble message in protecting civilians and the innocent, and stopping the brutal aggression and humanitarian violations in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories."

According to the statement, JFA believes that the global sports community possesses the necessary tools to advocate for principles and human rights without hesitation, by taking actions in line with international agreements and laws. This includes imposing sports sanctions on Israeli sports federations, completely and immediately isolating them from the international sports community, and excluding and freezing their national teams, clubs, players, and representatives from any tournaments or gatherings until the occupation state complies with international demands to stop the crimes against children, women, and innocent civilians and to provide safe passages for urgent humanitarian aid.

The blatant disregard for ethical and humanitarian laws has turned football facilities in the strip into sites of harm, humiliation, and abuse of civilians and innocent children, depriving them of their basic purpose as spaces for joy and hope, the association noted.

Furthermore, JFA believes that its demands align with the previous stances of international and continental sports federations, which have consistently taken decisive and unequivocal positions to reject violence, injustice, and racial discrimination. 

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