FIFA considering action over Israeli airstrike

April 7, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA said Friday it is considering possible action over an Israeli airstrike last week on a soccer field in the Gaza Strip.

Jerome Champagne, FIFA deputy general secretary in charge of political issues, said it was a direct strike "without any reason" and that the field was not being used by Palestinians as a missile launching pad, as Israel's ambassador to Switzerland had originally claimed.

"We have just asked for explanations," Champagne said ...

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