Imagine if Kylian Mbappé, whose lightning-fast pace helped bring France to the 2018 World Cup Final, was shot in the feet while coming home from practice. Or what if Croatia star Luka Modric had been arrested and jailed without charge while travelling to join a new team?
These imagined scenarios mirror the stories of Jawhar Nasser Jawhar and Mahmoud Sarsak, two Palestinian footballers whose playing careers were thwarted by Israeli occupation. This visual features these and other Palestinian footballers affected by Israeli human rights abuses.
A full datasheet including 56 documented cases of Israeli violations against Palestinian footballers is available at bit.ly/vp-football-team.
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