Basketball .. An Israeli player joins a club Moroccan

Rabat: On Tuesday, the Moroccan basketball federation Michlifen Ifrane signed a contract with Arab player Mahmoud Abu Arisha, an Israeli citizen, for a renewable one-season period. In a statement to the Anadolu agency, a member of the executive office of the club Moroccan, who preferred not to be named, said: “Indeed, the Arab-Israeli player Mahmoud Abu Arisha has signed with the club and started playing with us. “He added:” The contract extends for a year, after which we will decide the player’s future with the club”This coincides with local Israeli news which revealed Abu Arisha’s presence in Morocco to professionalize in the Michlifen Ifrane Association Club, as the first Israeli basketball player to join a club Arabic. “For the first time in the country’s history, an Israeli citizen Arab player has signed up to play for an Arab country’s team,” Israel Hayom newspaper said in its Tuesday edition. Abu Arisha, 24, played for Hapoel Beersheba last season in Premier League, and in mid-season he moved to the Elitzur Kiryat team. Abu Arisha, a native of Al-Furadis village, south of Haifa, had previously announced his desire to join the Israeli national team, according to a video released on social media. At the end of 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries following their suspension in 2002. Since then, the Israeli liaison office in Morocco opened during a visit by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Rabat last August. The Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv was also reopened and a direct flight between the two countries was launched. (Anatolia)