Tag: Palestine

Israeli fire killed 4, injured 209 in Golan: SANA

Israeli troops killed four people and wounded 209 when they fired live rounds and tear gas on thousands of protesters along the armistice line...

UN chief calls on Israel to give Palestinian deal a chance

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give the new Palestinian unity deal a chance to lead...

Rival Palestinian factions in Cairo for unity talks

Delegations from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas arrived in Cairo on Wednesday to hold Egyptian-mediated reconciliation talks, Palestinian sources said. The teams were...

Gutsy Pakistan hold Palestine to goalless draw

KARACHI - Pakistan put up an excellent display to hold Palestine to a goal-less draw in the second tie of the four match friendly series at Karachi's Peoples Sports Complex on Friday. Palestine lead the series 1-0 after the two matches. The next two matches will be played at Palestine's Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram near Ramallah on May 24 and 27. Palestine started the game with Sulaiman Obaid leading the side, as coach Mouza Bezaz rested their skipper and keeper

Pakistan go down fighting against Palestine

LAHORE - Pakistan lost the opening match of the two-match friendly home and away series against Palestine 2-1 here at the Punjab Stadium on Tuesday night. The young Pakistan team fought hard on the field but the visiting team proved to be much superior in ball control, passing and physique, although they, like the Pakistanis, were young players preparing for AFC Cup.
Pakistan went into the match with an attempt on the Palestine goal, only to see mid-fielder Syed Arif Hassan miss

Pakistan to field young team against Palestine

LAHORE - Pakistan will field its U21 squad against Palestine in the match to be played tomorrow in Lahore, the first of the four-match bilateral series. Punjab Stadium will host the match at 7 PM. The Jadeed Khan-led team lost 2-0 to Malaysia in 2012 London Olympic Games first round qualifier in the first-leg clash at the Shah Alam Stadium last Wednesday. Pakistani coach Tariq Lutfi said: "Palestine's players play in the West Bank Premier League; it is a good team despite the fact

Third Pakistan, Palestine soccer clash tomorrow

LAHORE - Palestine are the first soccer team to visit Pakistan in the last four years since Lahore hosted the international match in 2007 when Pakistan faced the then-Asian Champion Iraq in World Cup qualifier. The Tuesday's Lahore clash will be the third between the two teams in soccer history.
Palestine were 3-0 winners on February 18, 2006 when Pakistan was in training camp at Manama, Bahrain for 14th Asia Cup QR preparation under former coach Salman Sharida (Bahrain), the

Palestine announce squad, first contingent arrives

LAHORE - Palestine coach Moussa Bezaz announced a 21-strong squad for the bilateral series between the two countries. Palestine's 16 players arrived Saturday while others will arrive on Sunday (today). Pakistan Football Federation Secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi, Director Marketing Sardar Naveed Haider, Liaison Officer of Palestine team Irfan Khan Niazi, PFF Director Administration Jahangir Khan Lodhi, and Manager Administration Muhammad Khalil welcomed the team at Lahore Airport.

Israel says ‘no link’ of Palestine issue in Arab turmoil

BRUSSELS - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on Tuesday said there was "no linkage" between turmoil in the Arab world and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the EU pressed for quick progress on peace talks to ensure stability.
"The Israel-Palestinian conflict is not the main issue, not the main problem," Lieberman said after talks in Brussels on EU-Israeli ties."The main reason for instability is poverty, misery, inefficient government," he said at a press conference

PFF announces LOC for Palestine clash

LAHORE - The Pakistan Football Federation approved Sunday the Local Organization Committee (LOC) for Lahore football test to be played between Pakistan and Palestine on March 1 at Punjab Stadium, Ferozpur Road. Punjab Higher Education Secretary Haseeb Athar will act as LOC Chairman while Arshad Khan Lodhi, Salman Ejaz, Lt.Col (retd) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi and Muhammad Rana Tahir will act as Vice Chairman.
Wing Comm (retd) Pervaiz Saeed Mir is designated as Organizing Secretary.

Palestine announce squad for Pakistan series

LAHORE - Palestine football team coach Moussa Bezaz has announced a 30-player squad for the bilateral series between Palestine and Pakistan. Palestine will arrive here on February 27 and will be play the first match at Lahore's Punjab Stadium on March 1, followed by the second test on Match 4 at Karachi's Peoples Sports Complex.
Pakistan will reciprocate by visiting Palestine during April to play the third and fourth match of the first ever series between the two nations. It will

Malaysia, Palestine to end Pakistan sports isolation

LAHORE - Football teams of Palestine and Malaysia will tour Pakistan in February and March for home and away series, the Pakistan Football Federation announced on Sunday. The PFF has done what the country's major sports like cricket and hockey have failed to do - bring international teams to the country.
Although the PHF has announced a series against Egypt but dates of it are yet to be finalised. Palestine footballer will visit Pakistan from February 27 to play two matches at

World may recognise Palestine soon: Israeli minister

JERUSALEM - With peace talks stalled, the "entire world" could recognise a Palestinian state within a year, a dovish Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday, urging the resumption of negotiations.
The comments from Industry and Trade Minister Benjamin Ben Eliezer come after Ecuador formally recognised Palestine as an independent state on Friday, following the lead of other South American countries.
Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia gave formal recognition earlier this month