International sports climbing federation grants membership to Palestinian climbing club

The Palestine Social Sport Climbing Club Association (PCA) is to become a member of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), officials say, providing recognition to the body in the fast-growing Olympic sport.

The executive board of the IFSC voted to include the Palestinian organization, along with federations representing Bolivia, Guam and Nigeria, in a decision that will be ratified at the IFSC General Assembly in Chile on March 22 and 23.

“The PCA is the 26th IFSC member federation on the Asian continent, and is led by president Hiba Shaheen, vice president Tawfiq Alnejada and secretary general Taher Sharaf,” the IFSC says in a statement.

IFSC has 98 members, including Israel. Russia and Belarus are currently suspended due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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