The fact of the cancellation of the friendly match between Israel and Argentina and what Messi's opinion ??

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Argentina has canceled a friendly against Israel in preparation for the World Cup under political pressure over Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN sports inTuesday that the match had been canceled
and he said "Lionel Messi is the one who pushed towards the cancellation of the friendly match
 and they finally took the right decision"
and he said that The final decision was made after we asked Messi how we can play with calm at a time when many Palestinians are suffering



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri in an attempt to complete the planned game in Jerusalem on Saturday, media reports said.

The news was welcomed in Gaza, where at least 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in recent protests.

In Ramallah in the West Bank, the Palestinian Football Association issued a statement thanking Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his teammates for canceling the match.

 the Palestinian Football Federation (FFF) president Jibril Rajoub told Reuters news agency "The values, ethics, and sports were victorious today and I raised the warning card against Israel for the cancellation of the match," 

The "Avaz" group of activists, which previously called for the cancellation of the match, praised the decision as a "courageous moral decision."

The match, the last match for Argentina before the World Cup, was set to take place on a playground west of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem's position is highly sensitive, as Israel considers it its "eternal capital," while Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Senior officials in Israel expressed their anger over the Argentine decision.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: It is regrettable that the Argentine football team has not resisted the pressure of those who hate hatred of Israel and their only goal is to violate our fundamental right to defend us and destroy Israel, "according to" AFP "


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