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PA cancels meeting with FIFA president — report

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, hosts by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, on July 2, 2020. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, hosts by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, on July 2, 2020. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

The Palestinian Authority has canceled a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, according to Army Radio.

Infantino was supposed to head to Ramallah to meet the PA’s Jibril Rajoub, but the meeting was canceled at the last minute.

Palestinian sources tell Army Radio the reason for the cancellation is Infantino’s decision to attend the launch of a think tank by former US ambassador David Friedman, to be held at the new Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, which was built over a Muslim cemetery.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino after the final match between Ukraine and South Korea at the U20 soccer World Cup in Lodz, Poland, June 15, 2019. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)

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