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Al-Wehdat Club will face, on Tuesday, the Emirati club Al-Ahly Dubai in the qualifying round for the group stage of the AFC Champions League.
Al-Wehdat announced, earlier, its participation in the supplement against Al-Ahly Dubai, which includes a Palestinian player with Israeli nationality, after the club's board of directors decided unanimously to participate in the preliminary supplement to the AFC Champions League in front of the Emirati youth team Al-Ahly Dubai, "taking into account the interest of the club above all." Something, indicating that the match was imposed on the club and not of its own free will," according to a club statement.
The club confirmed that it "was and still refuses normalization in any way," at a time when 6 members of the Al-Wehdat Club's board of directors submitted their resignations.
And in the event that the Al-Wehdat team beat Al-Ahly Dubai; He will move to meet the Saudi Al-Nasr team, and if he wins, he will move to play in the AFC Champions League group stage, but if he loses to Al-Ahly Dubai or Al-Nasr, he will return to participate in the AFC Cup.
The Emirati team plays Moanis Dabour, who is from Nazareth from the Palestinians of 1948, and represented the Israeli national football team. Last year, Wafa Agency quoted the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as saying, "The Arab player Moanis Dabour, from Nazareth, withdrew from the Israeli national team because of racism."
In 2021, Wafa Agency spoke about an accident that Dabour was subjected to, and said, “The Radio and Television Authority (Makan) shed light on the case of the international soccer player Moanes Dabour, who plays for the Israeli national team...and he published a picture of Al-Aqsa Mosque attached with a verse From the Holy Qur’an, in which he supports the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the worshipers in its courtyards after being attacked by the occupation soldiers on Laylat al-Qadr, which led to his suspension from playing in the national team, and the condition that he, in the event of his return, present an apology and hold an explanatory conversation with his colleagues in the national team.
Al-Wehdat Club President Bashar Al-Hawamdeh said, earlier, that the issue of participating in the AFC Champions League is "thorny", but the Al-Wehdat Club management looks a little differently from opinions on social media platforms. "God is the unity of Arab Jerusalem."
Al-Hawamdeh added: “Today, if you deal with a printing press, the infection does not spread to Al-Wehdat Club and it becomes a normalizing club. We appreciate and respect the Arabs and Palestinians of 48, and we do not want any disagreement with the Arabs of 48, and I do not like to call them the Arabs of 48. They are the Palestinians of 48 who stood firm in their land...".