Israeli authorities block member of Palestinian team travelling to Rio Olympics.

Erez checkpoint.
Erez crossing.

Only last week Israeli occupation forces blocked 6 players from Palestinian football team Shabab Khan Younis from passing through a checkpoint, as a consequence the Cup Final they were participating in had to be cancelled.

This week, the Israeli Government are preventing the head of the Palestinian Olympic team, Issam Qishta, from leaving Gaza to join the 22 strong Palestinian Olympic squad in Brazil.

In addition, the Palestinian team has had to buy equipment and supplies upon arriving in Brazil after Israeli authorities had refused to allow their much needed equipment to leave occupied Palestinian territory with them.

 

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