Soccer-Blatter heads to Palestine for talks travel restrictions (Reuters)

BERNE, July 5 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter will head for the Middle East on Saturday to try to end Israeli travel restrictions on Palestinian soccer players. Blatter said in an interview on FIFA’s website (fifa.com) that he would meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and then visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what he said would be the “most delicate” part of his mission. He will also meet the heads of the respective football federations, as well as visiting football development projects in both countries and a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. …

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