Days of Palestine

Wednesday, March 22

BNC: Saudi soccer delegation’s visit “official normalization”

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The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) said that the Saudi soccer delegation’s visit to occupied Palestine at this particular time can only be regarded as “an act of official normalization,” citing a decision by the Saudi team in 2015 refusing to enter the country.

"In the context of the dangerous official normalization of the Saudi regime – along with the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and others – with Israel and the growing normal security and political relations between them, [the visit] is part of the attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause through the so-called Israeli-US deal of the century," BNC said in a statement on Tuesday.

BNC also condemned “the types of sports normalization represented by some Arab countries hosting Israeli sports teams in international and regional championships, most recently in Qatar and the UAE, thus defying the Arab popular boycott of the occupying power.”