Written by Dror Feiler, an ex-Israeli para from kibbutz Yad Hanna, now living in Sweden. He is a member of European Jews for a Just Peace. Published in New Interventions, Volume 12, no.1, Spring 2005.

  1. Israelis have the right to play on both sides of the court, whereas Palestinians can only play on their own side.
  2. For security reasons, Palestinians do not have the right to pass the ball between players, the ball could hit an Israeli player.
  3. There will be no basket on the Israeli side.
  4. Israel is allowed to shoot at any time, even during time-outs.
  5. Palestinians are not allowed to have supporters. Only Israelis should be supported.
  6. Israel selects the press and what the press reports.
  7. Israel encourages Palestinians to shoot into the Palestinian basket. Players who refuse will be nominated as terrorists and will not be allowed to play.
  8. Palestinian players are allowed to leave the field but can not return. One exception: A Palestinian can be replaced by an Israeli.
  9. Israel selects and instructs the referees, and tells them to look away.
  10. Israel selects the captain of the Palestinian team.
  11. Israeli faults and Palestinian good plays will not be shown on TV.
  12. Israel takes the money sponsors pay to Palestinians.
  13. Only Israeli players get refreshments.
  14. Palestinians are required to play, when and where designated by Israel.
  15. Rules only apply to Palestinians. Israelis may change the rules during the game and are not required to advice the Palestinians of the changes.