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Palestinians reject soccer game against Barcelona

Updated: February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians won't be teaming with Israelis in a soccer match against Barcelona designed to promote peace.

Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub met with Barcelona President Sandro Rosell on Friday and says there are "lots of obstacles."

Rajoub calls it "a good idea, a dream to become true if the occupation ends."

Rosell made the proposal Thursday with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Rosell says Barcelona aims "to strengthen the bridges ...

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