There's a petition (yawn) on change.org. There is always a petition on change.org. Anti-Israel activists are asking that membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA)in the FIFA be suspended. And there is a new website devoted to the evil spoil sport Israelis and the poor oppressed Palestinians who just want to have fun.
Check it out: Israeli Occupation Transgressions against Palestinian Sports
In it we learn that "Palestinian Sports lost the following athletes during the Israeli Bombardment of Gaza"
This is the photo they choose to show you of Ayman Al-Kurd: National Team player.
And here's the martyrdom announcement of Ayman Ahmed Al-Kurd
His blessed efforts for the path of jihad are emphasized and not his good sportmanship
Here's the photo they show you of Wajeeh Mushtaha: Al-Shijayah Union Club player
Even B' Tselem admits that the 24 year-old resident of Gaza city was killed as he participated in hostilities as a member of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad.
And check out Emad Al-Najjar, Billiards Federation/player (Yes, apparently billiards is a "sport" in Gaza)
And now check out Emad's martyrdom announcementFatima Al-Najar is mentioned in his obituary, so you just know she's someone special.
And yes, she is. She is reported to have been the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber to date, wounding 4 Israeli soldiers in a November 2006 attack.
Equally fascinating are photos of the Gaza sports facilities damaged in Cast Lead. (Does "just like the Warsaw ghetto" come to mind?)
These, of course, are the "before " photos. After their use as launching pads for missiles targeting Israeli civilians, they looked quite different.
This silly little website declares:
Football, as one of the world’s foremost sports, is all about bringing people together, promoting ethics, and building bridges of friendship between nations, based upon the values of peace and fair competition
The actions of the athletes on this website had nothing to do with peace, or with building bridges or promoting ethics. These men were simply jihadists and thugs, who died participating in hostile actions against Israel.