måndag 9 januari 2017

PMW rapport om Jibril Rajoub

Jibril Rajoub är ordförande för både palestinska fotbolslförbundet och olympiska kommittén. Samtidigt hedrar han terrorister och uppmuntrar till våldsdåd. Det här borde inte gå ihop. Därför har PMW sammanställt en rapport om  Rajoub och sänt den till FIFA.
PMW Special Report
The Jibril Rajoub File
Special report for FIFA 

This report documents Jibril Rajoub's hate promotion, terror support, and terror glorification with examples spanning several years. It demonstrates that his terror promotion and incitement to murder reflect his fundamental ideology as an opponent of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

In appearances on the official Palestinian Authority TV, Rajoub has promoted the shooting and stabbing of Israeli civilians. Rajoub also glorifies terrorists by naming sporting tournaments and events in their honor. Last year, Rajoub referred to murderers of civilians as "heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian." In a TV interview, he said, "If we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."

This report further documents that in his various political and leadership roles, Rajoub prohibits peacebuilding sports activities between Palestinians and Israelis, actively countering the spirit of FIFA as set forth in its mission statement. For example, following the 2014 Gaza War, Rajoub condemned a successful peacebuilding event between Israeli and Palestinian youth sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace as a "crime against humanity."

Currently, Rajoub claims that his complaints about Israel are focused on Israeli sports teams and stadiums in the West Bank. However, looking at his behavior and statements over the past five years, it is clear that Rajoub has an anti-Israel agenda and this is merely a pretext. Already in 2013, Rajoub expressed his goal to "screw" Israel by isolating it from international sports through expulsion from FIFA. It had nothing to do with the location of Israeli football teams and everything to do with his inherent prejudices against Israel:

"Fascists can learn a lesson from this state [of Israel]. This government -- there is none more brazen in human history... We'll suspend their [FIFA] membership and this way we'll screw them... I won't agree to any joint game between Arabs and Israel."
[Official PA TV, July 1, 2013]

Rajoub is now trying to gain international support for this political agenda by asking FIFA to adopt his anti-Israel policies.

Jibril Rajoub currently holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee (headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas), and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs. Rajoub is also one of Mahmoud Abbas' possible successors as Chairman of the Palestinian Authority.

Rajoub abuses his status as the representative of a FIFA member to further his own political agenda. Furthermore, Rajoub's statements and activities are diametrically opposed to the positive values that FIFA stands for, among them "to inspire communities and break down barriers" and "to touch, unite and inspire the world through its competitions and events." It is unthinkable that a person who glorifies and encourages the murder of civilians should disgrace FIFA by serving as the chairman of a FIFA member association. Permitting Rajoub to participate in activities related to FIFA when he cheers Palestinian terrorists for murdering Israeli civilians brings disgrace on FIFA and its other members. 

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