Argentina friendly called off after Palestinian 'threats, provocations'

Argentina friendly called off after Palestinian 'threats, provocations'

Argentina friendly called off after Palestinian 'threats, provocations'

The match was originally planned to be played in Haifa but Israeli authorities contributed funding for it to be moved to Jerusalem, irking Palestinians further following the United States president Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Argentina's upcoming friendly with Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled, the Israeli embassy confirmed here Tuesday, citing threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not have permission to comment.

The development is being seen as a major victory by the supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which is accused of killing dozens of Palestinian civilians in recent weeks.

Labor Party MK Shelly Yachimovich took to twitter to write: "So Argentina is canceling".

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Israeli forces today detained 12 Palestinian worshippers from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque's courtyards in East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian official.

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He welcomed the EU's decision to take the matter to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but said it could be hard for it to act. The same was true of Mexico and Canada, with the latter's leader lashing out at Trump in recent days over the matter.

"The Embassy of Israel regrets to communicate the suspension of the match between Israel and Argentina", a statement said, referring to "threats and provocations" against Argentina captain Messi.

The stadium that was due to host the match is in west Jerusalem.

The cancellation came hours after pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front of the sports complex in Barcelona where Argentina is preparing ahead of the World Cup. Photos on social media showed an Argentina shirt stained in "blood".

Global soccer superstar Lionel Messi might not consider himself "The GOAT", but that didn't stop New York City-based magazine PAPER from having Messi pose with several real goats for their latest cover. "Health and common sense come first".

"It's Nigeria again!, yea I think it's three or four times now we've been drawn with Nigeria and it will be a hard group".

The match, South Americans' final warm up game before the World Cup in Russian Federation next week, was scheduled to be played in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium on June 9, was highly anticipated in Israel with tickets selling out in 20 minutes.

Rajoub has called a news conference for Wednesday in Ramallah, which he will hold outside the Argentinian representative's office.

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