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    FIFA Legal Threat Over Qatari Workers | Israel’s Large Scale Detention Campaign

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    Dutch trade union FMV has threatened legal action against football’s governing body FIFA, over the alleged mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, which has been referred to as “modern day slavery” and the Israeli army has staged a large scale detention campaign, disguising themselves as Palestinians to enter Aida Refugee Camp.

    The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) has threatened to lodge a legal case against football's governing body, FIFA, over the alleged mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, which human rights groups have called QUOTE "modern slavery." We speak to Minky Worden from Human Rights Watch.

    The Israeli army and police have staged a large scale detention campaign across the West Bank, including the arrest of 8 children by Israeli security officials disguised as Palestinians.  We get reaction from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem to the latest security escalation in the region, and speak to Mohammed Alazraq, coordinator of the Lajee Cultural Center in the Aida camp.

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    presidential election, migrants, football, Refugees, Aida refugee camp, European Commission, FIFA World Cup 2022, Barack Obama, Viktor Orban, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, United States, Pakistan, Hungary, Brazil, Palestine, Israel, Qatar
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