UFree: Concerns Over the Arrest of Abu Rouis and Nemer, We Call Upon the International Olympic Committee to Save Them
- Published on Friday, 03 August 2012 10:12
On Friday, 3rd August, UFree Network expressed its deep concerns and worries towards the continuing arrest of Omar Khaled Abu Rouis, goalkeeper of Palestinian national Olympic team, and Mohammed Sadi Nemer, football player of Al Amari youth club, in the West Bank by the Israeli occupation forces since February 2012 and until now.
UFree network said that detaining Palestinian athletes without any accusation represents a flagrant violation for humanitarian and international conventions.
UFree network calls upon all concerned sports organisations such as: International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFP) and all regional, continental and international sports associations for an urgent action to release Palestinian athletes and to put more pressure on Israeli occupation to end their suffering.
Mohammed Hamdan, UFree chairman, stated that UFree will launch a solidarity campaign for the two Palestinian athletes during London Olympic Games 2012, which was inaugurated in July.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time for Israel to detain Palestinian athletes. They arrested Palestinian sportsman Zakaria Issa, who died after his release from Al Ramla jail due to cancer, and recently Mahmoud Sarsak Palestinian football player was sat free after 96 days of hunger strike.