All of Israel is ‘occupied’ Palestinian land, Palestinian Authority official says

( All of Israel is “occupied” Palestinian land, senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub recently said when asked about the FC Barcelona soccer team’s upcoming visit to Israel, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

PA official Jibril Rajoub, who said FC Barcelona is visiting "occupied" Palestinian land by going to Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

FC Barcelona is hosting separate soccer clinics for children in Israel and in the West Bank on August 3 and 4. Asked by an interviewer on Qatar’s Al-Kass Sports Channel if the visit included “a visit to the occupied lands,” Rajoub—a member of the Fatah Central Committee, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee—responded by mentioning an area including all of Israel.

“They are coming to the occupied lands. All of Palestine—from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea—it’s all occupied,” Rajoub said June 2.

Posted on June 11, 2013 .