Palestinian government warns against Israel plans to deduct tax funds

Erika Holt
June 8, 2018

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the two men approached at the security fence from the southern Gaza Strip, damaged the barrier and tried to enter Israeli territory.

Meanwhile, Israel's football federation says Messi is expected to feature in the match.

These latest events occurred amid the daily violence on the Israel-Gaza border, orchestrated by Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the Strip and calls for Israel's destruction.

In a video message, Obeid appeals directly to team captain Lionel Messi, "because he is very popular in Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip".

Israeli airstrikes targeted Gaza.

"I was peacefully participating in the demonstration".

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Thousandsof Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part in the funeral procession of a young colleague, Razan al-Najjar, who was shot dead by Israeli troops along the Israel-Gaza border.

Obeid urges Messi and his national team "to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and to boycott the scheduled game with Israel, which is occupying our land". The neighbourhood is situated on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war that established Israel 70 years ago.

The vast majority have been killed during weeks of protests along the border, while a few were killed while allegedly carrying out attacks or in Israeli air strikes. "The Israeli government has turned a regular sports match into a political tool".

Israel, which collects the Palestinian tax revenues on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, announced plans to compensate Israeli farmers in the Gaza area peripheries whose fields were burnt by Palestinian action. However, Guatemala and Honduras followed the U.S. lead in moving their embassies last month.

Argentina's clash against Israel comes a week before they begin their World Cup campaign against Iceland. Argentina, placed in Group D, will open their campaign against Iceland on June 16 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

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