22 Aug 2008

Palestinian football league in West Bank

1:16 pm on 22 August 2008

Palestinian football saw the start of a revival in the West Bank with the relaunch of a league suspended after an uprising against Israeli occupation erupted in 2000.

Twenty-two teams across the territory will compete in a seven-month-long tournament, but teams from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip will not take part. Israel sharply restricts travel and trade to and from the coastal enclave.