FIFA World Cup supports Palestinians cause
Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, claims that Morocco’s support for the Palestinians during the Atlas Lions’ historic FIFA World Cup run demonstrates that the cause has not been “buried.”
Morocco has established full diplomatic relations with Israel, much like many other Arab countries, but this hasn’t stopped its participants from expressing their allegiance to one side or the other in the long-running conflict.
They raised the Palestinian flag on the field following their dramatic upset victory against Spain on December 6 as well as their victories over Canada in the group stage.
Throughout the competition, Moroccan athletes have posted on social media in support of the Palestinian people.
Like most of the Middle East, Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Gaza, and annexated east Jerusalem have embraced Morocco, the first Arab country to get to the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup.
Rajoub the secretary general of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement said: “The World Cup reveals the lie that the Palestinian cause has been buried by the recent normalization agreements.”
Therefore, it is evident that FIFA World Cup supports Palestinians cause.