FIFA World Cup hospitality site lists ‘Occupied Palestinian territories,’ no Israel
Israel is not listed among Middle East countries in a section of the FIFA website providing information about hospitality packages for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in November-December.
Instead there is only a listing for “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”
The issue was first reported by the Ynet news site on Wednesday.
A section on the website of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, deals with hospitality packages and enables visitors to find their nearest agent to make arrangements.
After choosing “Asia & Middle East” from a map of the world, a dropdown list further narrows the choices.
Israel is not among the dozens of countries listed, though “Occupied Palestinian Territories” is.
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