Sarsak will travel to Spain at the invitation of BDS Catalunya, rejects normalization

GAZA, PALESTINE, September 24 – Following a weekly sit-in by families of Palestinian detainees held by Israel, national football player and former detainee and hunger-striker Mahmoud Sarsak held a press conference outside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s Gaza Strip headquarters to announce that he would attend a separate FC Barcelona game at the invitation of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group BDS Catalunya, rather than a “normalization” event with former Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. (Photo: Joe Catron)