Emirati project in Israel obliterates a Palestinian village features
Hebrew media revealed that an Emirati government company had agreed with the Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation, Issawi Freij, to build a new football stadium in the city of Kafr Qasim in central Israel.
The stadium will be called Khalifa and built on the ruins of a village that witnessed a massacre against the Palestinians, killing about 50 people more than 60 years ago.
The Israeli minister obtained the green light to build the stadium from Emirati officials, which led to the preparation of plans that are expected to be implemented in the coming months.
The stadium will accommodate 8000 people and will be built with total Emirati funding.
The Israeli Border Police committed the Kafr Qasem massacre, an Arab city in northern Israel, against unarmed Palestinians, killing 49 of them, including 23 under 18.
The Kafr Qassem massacre occurred on the first day of the tripartite “British-French-Israeli” aggression against Egypt following the nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
According to historians and researchers, Israel aimed to push the remaining Arabs of Palestine to emigrate by intimidating them, similar to what happened in the Deir Yassin massacre, but it failed to do so.
At the end of the fifties of the last century, some of those responsible for the Kafr Qassem massacre were brought to trial, and all of them were acquitted except for one called Shadmi. He was fined only one penny for his participation in the massacre.
On the other hand, Freej revealed that he mediated to conclude a deal to buy the Hapoel Tel Aviv team from club owners, which did not come into effect for political reasons, and there is an attempt to seek to end it before the end of the current season.
Freej said, “The economic issue is not a problem for Emirati businessmen. We need a large investment here, but here is a political problem we must know how to solve.”
He added, “The financial issue does not constitute a problem or an obstacle. We will try to prepare the ground before the next season. I am almost sure that this will be behind us. The deal is taking place with the owners of Hapoel. The reports have been transferred to the Emiratis, and things are fine. I am in cooperation with Yariv Lavigne, who is a fan.” For the Hapoel Tel Aviv team, we are trying to sort this out.”
About a year ago, Israel officially announced that the UAE investment deal in an Israeli football club had been cancelled due to suspicions of corruption.
The Transfer of Rights Committee of the Israeli Football Association announced that the Beitar Al-Quds club withdrew the request to transfer ownership to the UAE investor, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
The committee said that Beitar Al-Quds, who plays in the first division, withdrew the request to transfer the team’s ownership to the Emirati businessman (who revealed his personality in Haaretz as Adel Al-Otaiba).
This comes after disclosing a major corruption case hovering around the deal, as it was found that Bin Khalifa does not own the assets mentioned in the contract.
It was also found that the Jewish mediator (Nahshonov) was one of the significant fraudsters in Israel who was tried on financial issues, after which he moved to Dubai and lived there as an Emirati Jew with a name other than his original name.