Posted July 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
The head of football's world governing body has promised to help the Palestinian national team. FIFA President Sepp Blatter is visiting several sites in the West Bank during his second trip to the Palestinian territories. The visit comes after FIFA's Congress called on Blatter to improve the state of the game in Palestine last month. Members of the Palestinian national team are often unable to play in games because of travel restrictions between the West Bank and Gaza. The head of the Palestinian Football Association calls the restrictions a "siege on Palestinian sport." Blatter says he will assist the Palestinians "where he can." The Palestinians' anger is palpable, and has been apparent for years. Israel's security forces control the movement between Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which frequently prevent athletes from travelling freely between the two areas. Previously, Israel have cited security concerns but says it has since eased travel for athletes between the ...
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