Abbas congratulates Chile’s ‘Palestino’ soccer team

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Chilean soccer club “Palestino” for qualifying for the regional South American Cup this week.

“On behalf of all Palestinians worldwide, I want to thank you for this joy that you gave us in this special moment when we are in a diplomatic struggle to finally achieving freedom, justice and peace like other peoples in the world,” wrote Abbas in a letter that the club received on Monday.

The Palestinian community in Chile is believed to be the largest outside of the Middle East. At least 300,000 Chileans are of Palestinian descent, according to reports.

The club from Chile secured a place in the “Libertadores de America” Cup after beating Wonderes 6-1 last Sunday. The team will face Uruguayan team Nacional in its first match of the regional tournament in 2015.

“You have raised our colors and have given us a voice in difficult times. We identify Palestino as our second national team for the Palestinian people. The club Palestino is a portion of Palestine in Chile, and you are players and also ambassadors of our colors throughout South America,” added Abbas…

 

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  • Just a thought

    Pay no attention to the fact that the “ones” on the Jersies do not include Israel, but represent the entire current Land of Israel, as if it belonged to those lying thieving murderers.

    • Just a thought

      Sorry, but I realize what I wrote may be confusing. I should have written that the lying, thieving murderous terrorists claim all of Israel, as seen by the “ones” on their Jerseys. It’s all of Israel, because they don’t want a state of their own in peace beside Israel, they want all of our land, with all of us dead.

  • Just a thought

    Some actual facts about “Palestine” (never a nation – never inhabited by “palestinans”)
    http://www.shamrak.com/sh_editorials/EL_%20ForgottenFacts.htm

    • zandi

      why does it say then on Sharon’s birth certificate, Israel’s former PM that he was born in Palestine?

      pre-1948, there was no such thing as Israel ever. Israel in biblical times was a man, prophet Jacob!

      Himyar wa a Jewish Kingdom. it’s called Yemen now. why don’t the jews reclaim it too?

  • Minicapt

    The team CD Palestino was established in 1920 by Christian immigrants from the Holy Land. Their connection with the Pallie Arabs is historically tenuous, and probably does not date from before the “first intifada’.

    Cheers

    • zandi

      All palestinians were Christians. Orthodox christians. After the Crusades, a large portion were killed and another portion converted to Islam when they were liberated from the crusades.

      Have you ever heard of Queen Marvia or Queen Zenobia?

      Queen Zanobia was a Christian arab queen who led a revolt against the Roman Empire.

      Queen Mavia was an arab warrior
      christian queen that ruled over Syria, Lebanon and Palestine

      They revolted because Rome denied their request to have an Orthodox bishop

      • zandi

        one more note.

        after what the irthodox christians have witnessed from massacres done under the name of the cross by the catholic crusaders and after liberation by Salahuddin, many have adopted islam as a religion.

        Catholics in the region are generally originally from europe, but assimilated and adopted the palestinian dialect and traditions.

      • Minicapt

        Not Arab, there being no evidence supporting your assertions. The modern Arab might ascribed to the machinations of the Al-Saud, but given the traditional Arab view of history which indulges in culture misappropriation, most anything they assert is wrong. But do carry on in the Arab tradition.

        Cheers

    • zandi

      Queen mavia was from the Saracen tribe that inhabited southern palestine (israel today)

      This arab tribe like many other Tribes were living in the region before Christs birth and habe adopted Christianity later.

      Arabs were living there few centuries before Christ. They immigrated from the area that was ruled by Queen Sheba, south of arabia, mentioned in the OT.

      A disastor had struck in south arabia fircing half the population to migrate north to palestine, lebanon, syria and iraq and half remained in yemen.

      in the levants, the arabs intermarried and assimilated with locals. They became christians. And the remaining in the south of arabia, adopted Judaism and established the Kigdom of Himyar.

      • Minicapt

        No, but continue working on your fairy world’s history. Try to include cites from the “Protocols of the Elders”, for verisimilitude.

        Cheers

    • zandi

      Yes indeed. Yemenite jews have adopted judaism and are not formerly Israelites.

    • zandi

      the disaster that occurrd to force the arabs north pre christ time was the collapse of Marib dam that was built in 8 century BC.

      • Minicapt

        You are inventive, but in the manner typical of the Arab, you are collecting histories belonging to others and ascribing it to the Arabs.
        It is likely that the peoples now termed Arab did not become identifiable as a distinct culture until well after the ostensible life of Mohammed.

        Cheers

      • Minicapt

        No … but continue to madly exercise your imagination. Perhaps you will begin to match Bill Maher’s expertise.

        Cheers