However, Rajoub took it a step further, calling for a campaign against the Argentinian team and its star player, Lionel Messi.
"The Israeli government has turned a regular sports match into a political tool".
The national football team of Argentina has generated official backlash and grassroots anger on social media as it is scheduled to play a friendly match against Israel in occupied Jerusalem on June 9th. Let us know in the comments section below.
"Messi is a symbol of peace and love", he said in a statement ahead of the game.
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While neither football association has confirmed the cancellation, the issue has been batted between political figures in the past few days.
The cancellation is just one more obstacle for Argentina, whose World Cup preparations have been troubled this time around.
The Argentina versus Israel friendly match scheduled for this weekend has sparked a wave of criticisms in pro-Palestine circles, with Palestinian fans and footballing authorities demanding that the match be called off. "[Lionel] Messi can not turn his back on the Palestinian victims", said Jabareen, according to an Israel National News report.
The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to centre-stage when Trump tore up decades of United States policy to recognise it as Israel's capital in December.
"We will remember the Argentine team and Messi because they said 'Not in our name, '" the group added on Facebook. Israel considers Jerusalem its "indivisible" capital.
According to reports, Argentina was forced to cancel the fixture apparently under pressure over Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.
"From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona", Sampaoli said.