President Abbas receives Iraqi football team

RAMALLAH, President Mahmoud Abbas received on Saturday evening at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah the national football team of the Republic of Iraq, following a friendly match with Palestine’s national football team in the town of al-Ram on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

The President welcomed the guests and underscored the historical Palestinian-Iraqi relations. He also appreciated their visit to Palestine especially at a time Israel keeps control of all crossings to the country.

We know that the situation is difficult, and that they [the Israelis] would obstruct your access to Palestine, but your determination to reach Palestine and the land of Jerusalem confirms your concern for Palestine and its people, the president told the visiting Iraqi team.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency