Celtic football supporters express their solidarity with the people of Palestine.

DURING A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE qualifying match against Israel team Hapoel Beersheba this week, Celtic's Green Brigade fans waved more than 100 Palestinian flags - in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Celtic were subsequently charged by the Union of European of Football Associations (UEFA) for misconduct. UEFA regards the Palestinian flag as an "illicit banner".

That was two days ago. Since then Green Brigade has raised over £136,000 for Palestinian charities.

Green Brigade allies itself with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement which opposes Israeli football teams competing in European competitions "“due to the system of apartheid laws and practices including religious- and ethnic-based colonization, military occupation and segregation of what remains of Palestinian land and over 90 laws which discriminate against indigenous Palestinians who make up 20 percent of the population of current-day Israel.”

In a video uploaded to the net (above) young Palestinians in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem in the West Bank have thanked Celtic supporters for their support and solidarity. The Aida camp supports displaced young people. Many are the victims of Israeli military action.


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