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Thu Aug 25, 2016, 12:55 PM

 

Scottish football fans raise over 100,000 pounds for Palestine following flag controversy

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/palestine-following-controversy/

The defiant display of Palestinian flags in Glasgow last week by Scottish fans of the Celtic soccer team roused over £100,000 (just over $130,000) in donations online, all marked for helping Palestinians.

The news comes as Celtic gear up to play in Israel on Tuesday night against Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Israeli authorities have promised to arrest and prosecute any actions involving Palestine solidarity. And in Scotland, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is mulling what consequences Celtic fans should face for showing solidarity with the “illicit” Palestinian emblem. The Green Brigade, the hardcore cadre of Celtic fans who raised the Palestinian flag, responded to the threat of sanctions with a call for donations for Palestinian medical aid and a refugee camp.

“In response to this petty and politically partisan act by European football’s governing body, we are determined to make a positive contribution to the game and today launch a campaign to #matchthefineforpalestine. We aim to raise £75,000 which will be split equally between Medical Aid Palestine (MAP) and the Lajee Centre, a Palestinian cultural centre in Aida Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem. From our members’ experiences as volunteers in Palestine we know the huge importance of both organisations’ work and have developed close contacts with them,” the group writes on its GoFundMe page, MatchTheFineforPalestine. The total the group is seeking to receive has since been raised to £110,000.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 01:29 PM

1. Medical Aid Palestine (MAP) is an amazing charity

 

It's great that they are getting such a nice donation as a result of this.

Here's their website:

http://www.map-uk.org/

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Thu Aug 25, 2016, 02:34 PM

2. at least they recognize who created the problem

Maybe the British or French can come up with a resolution for the Arabs. The Jews accepted partition.

The "British white supremacy" affected Palestinian Jews and Arabs, but the Jews powered on with their quest to reclaim their homeland while the Arabs wallowed in their newly discovered victimhood.

And nothing has changed since.

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