Gaza players travel to West Bank for football cup final

This is the first time a football team from West Bank travels to Gaza strip since 2000

Gaza players travel to West Bank for football cup final

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Palestinian football players from the Gaza Strip have successfully traveled to the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday for the Palestine Football Cup final.

The Gaza Strip club Ittihad al-Shejaiya is slated to play the final match of the Palestinian Football Cup against West Bank-based football club Ahli al-Khalil on Friday.

Last week, Ahli al-Khalil players entered the Gaza Strip for the first leg of the cup final against Ittihad al-Shejaiya, which ended in a scoreless tie.

This marks the first time a football team from the West Bank travels to the Gaza strip since 2000, when the Second Intifada – a Palestinian popular uprising – erupted against Israel’s decades-long occupation.

Gaza's Ittihad al-Shejaiya players visited al-Aqsa mosque and later posed for a souvenir photo.

The team that will win Friday's game will become champions and will participate in the Asian cup qualifiers. The match will take place in West Bank's Hussein bin Ali Stadium.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2015, 09:04
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