FIFA chief Infantino calls for end to ‘horrendous violence’ in Israel, Palestine
FIFA President Gianni Infantino wrote to the presidents of the Palestinian and Israeli Football Federations on Friday calling for “the immediate end of hostilities”.
Infantino offered “our deepest condolences to the Israel Football Association and the Palestine Football Association in light of the horrendous violence that has been occurring over the past days.”
The letter was sent to Moshe Shino Zuares, head of Israel’s FA and Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian FA.
“FIFA joins in calling for the immediate end of hostilities and the immediate relief of the suffering of the people of both Israel and Palestine,” Infantino said
The letter came six days after Hamas gunmen burst through the heavily militarised border around the Gaza Strip and killed more than 1,300 people — most of them civilians.
Nearly 1,800 Gazans — most of them civilians and including more 580 children — have been killed in waves of missile strikes on the densel