Blatter promises help for Palestinian team

The head of soccer’s world governing body has promised to help

the Palestinian national team.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is visiting several sites in the

West Bank during his second trip to the Palestinian territories.

The visit comes after FIFA’s Congress called on Blatter to improve

the state of the game in Palestine last month.

Members of the Palestinian national team are often unable to

play in games because of travel restrictions between the West Bank

and Gaza. The head of the Palestinian Football Association calls

the restrictions a ”siege on Palestinian sport.”

Blatter says he will assist the Palestinians ”where he

can.”