Hamas Calls to Boycott Adidas For Sponsoring Jerusalem Marathon (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 03/18/12)
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The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Gaza called for a boycott of
Adidas products due to the company´s sponsorship of the international
Jerusalem marathon that took place this past Friday, the Ma’an News
More than 15,000 runners from 50 countries took part in the standard
43 kilometer/26-mile race and various other shorter courses.
"We have spoken with the cabinet to issue a decision to boycott
Adidas products because it sponsored the occupation’s municipality in
Jerusalem," Director of Sports Affairs Jaber Ayyash told Ma’an.
Hamas officials are planning to contact sports ministers across the
Arab world to encourage them to take measures against Adidas, Ayyash
said. They also plan on initiating social media campaigns on Facebook
and Twitter, he added.
The Gaza sports ministry organized an event entitled "supporting Al-
Aqsa, boycotting Adidas."
After a football match as part of the event, Adidas shirts were set
on fire in protest against the company´s support of Israel, reported
Ma’an. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/18/12)
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