"Centre thanks FIFA President for his letter of 7 August indicating appropriate action."

"Our campaign will end only when FIFA expels the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) for glorifying terrorism..."

Zurich, 29 October 2017

In a letter to Gianni Infantino, International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) President, Simon Wisenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, "thanked him for his 7 August response to the SWC appeal for ending Palestinian abuse of football as a weapon of war."

"For over three years of a campaign, based upon Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research, the Centre had constantly urged FIFA to quash Palestinian desecration of the ‘Beautiful game’."

The FIFA letter stressed that "FIFA expect its Confederation Member Associations to comply with the principles of neutrality in matters of politics and religion and to avoid any form of political interference. Please rest assured that FIFA upholds these values and on the basis of the FIFA Statutes… (Art.5 of the FIFA Statutes)."

"Our campaign will end only when FIFA expels the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) for glorifying terrorism in naming its stadiums, clubs and tournaments to iconize murderers," concluded Samuels.