Ireland’s Bohemians to host Palestinian women’s team in May fundraiser

March 6 – Irish club Bohemians will host the Palestinian women’s national team in May to raise funds for humanitarian relief efforts in Palestine. 

The match will mark the 76th anniversary of Nakba, the mass displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, as well as pave the way for further fixtures and links between the Dublin club and Palestine.

Earlier this week, Bohemians chief operating officer Daniel Lambert and Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian FA, met in Dublin.

“Football has enormous power to be a force for good across the world,” said Lambert. “Dalymount Park will send out a very important message of solidarity from Ireland to the Palestinian people on May 15.

“The funds raised through the match will be used to facilitate the visit of the Palestinian football team as well as provide funds for humanitarian relief efforts in Palestine.”

The club have supported ‘Sport for Life Palestine’ through the sales of their 2023 away shirt to allow children living in Tulkarem refugee camp in the West Bank better access to sports.  Bohemians have also staged screenings related to Palestine with funds going to ‘Sport for Life’.

It will be the first time the Palestinian women’s national team have played on European soil. They recently participated in the eighth edition of the West Asian Football Federation’s Women’s Championship, reaching the semi-finals before falling to regional heavyweights Jordan.

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