Palestine RL, based in Bethlem and formed in 2014, has been formally recognised by the country’s Olympic Committee.
Palestine Rugby League has gained official accreditation from the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) – the governing body for the sport throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
The according of Observer status is seen as an important step in implementing the structures needed to create a consistent and well organised domestic competition alongside a credible international side.
Palestine Rugby League has taken a further step forward with one of its many talented youngsters, Khaled Issa, having trained with Super League club Salford Red Devils.
Twenty-four countries - 21 Members and Observers and three unranked nations – will attend Friday’s twelfth RLEF Annual Council Meeting and Conference at Brunel University, West London, ahead of this weekend’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley, where they will be guests.
PALESTINE RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 11/2/2012
Foundation Year - No official body
International Team - Palestine Rugby League
Top level domestic competition - N/A