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Israelis Welcome at Qatar World Cup

Israelis Welcome at Qatar World Cup

Saturday, 24 November, 2018 - 10:15
Workers are pictured on scaffolding at the Khalifa International Stadium on November 18, 2018, in Doha. (AFP)

Qatar will pave the way for new ties with Israel in the coming years and it will allow Israelis to visit during its hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, reported Israel’s Channel 2.

It said that Qatari officials confirmed that Doha will allow Israeli fans and dignitaries to visit the country during the tournament.

Israelis will have free access to attend matches, said Channel 2.

The Palestinian Hamas movement, meanwhile, called on Friday Arab countries to cease all forms of “normalization” with Israel.

“Some Arab countries’ normalization of ties with the Israeli occupation is a stab in the back against the just Palestinian cause,” said movement spokesman Abdullatif al-Qanou.

“The occupation forces will remain the main enemy of our people and nation,” he declared, slamming visits by Israeli officials to some Arab countries.

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