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FIFA urges Israel to help jailed Palestine player

Female Palestinian protestors hold pictures of jailed Palestinian

Female Palestinian protestors hold pictures of jailed Palestinian football player Mahmud Sarsak (R) and prisoners Akram Rikhawi (C) and Samir al-Baraka during a demonstrating in front of Ofer prison, near the city of Ramallah, in solidarity with the three Palestinian prisoners detained by Israel and still on hunger strike. (June 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

ZURICH -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called on Israel soccer leaders to "urgently" help a Palestine player on hunger strike in Israeli custody.

Blatter has written to the Israel Football Association of his "grave concern" after receiving reports that "several Palestine football players have allegedly been illegally detained." Blatter asks IFA President Avi Luzon to intervene with Israeli...

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