Palestine national team may have to withdraw from the Merdeka Cup 2023 in Malaysia this coming October after the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian war has arisen again.
Since 7 October 2023, the Gaza Strip area has been the area with the highest concentration of Palestinians. It was declared a war zone. After the incident the Hamas armed group launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood for invading Israeli territory in the Gaza Strip, where more than 1,200 people have died in the war, more than 5,000 have been wounded, and 74,000 Palestinians have been displaced.
And from such problems Impact on Palestinian football that is in that area is unavoidable after the said incident. As a war, two domestic football league competitions, the West Bank Premier League and the Gaza Strip League, have been cancelled all matches in the last week. This is because areas in the country have been declared war zones.
It also has an impact on the Palestine national team. That may require the team to withdraw from the Merdeka Cup 2023 in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia will compete between 13-17 October because, at this time, All border checkpoints are closed. And all international airports are closed as well.
However, the Palestine Football Association (PFA) will hold a meeting to discuss. in order to make a decision on the matter further
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