PFA announce Syria friendlies

After failing to arrange friendlies over the FIFA International break (November 11-14th) with India and and Iraq the PFA has secured friendly dates against Syria ahead of next month's WAFF Championship. Palestine will play Syria twice in the Jordanian capital of Amman on November 17th and 20th. The national team met for a brief training session yesterday under the auspices of assistant manager Ahmad El-Hassan as visa issues have prevented Jamal Mahmoud from crossing the border.

Sixteen WBPL players attended the training session. Among them were four players who earned their first ever invite to the national team: Bahaa Dhiab, Jehad Rabie, Mahmoud Salah, & Raed Jebareen. No word yet on whether more players will be added to the squad, but the conspicuous absence of forwards seems to hint more players will join the fold. [EDIT: Khaldoun Al-Halman has been called up taking the total number of players in the squad to 17] 

Full Squad details after the jump...






Goalkeepers: 

Palestinian territories Toufic Ali
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Age: 22 (08/11/1990)
Appearances: 6 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Bahaa Dhiab 
Club: Ahli Al-Khaleel
Age: 23
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: N/A

Palestinian territories Mohammed Shbair 
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Age: 26 (16/12/1986)
Appearances: 12 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan  (16/10/2012)

Defenders:

Palestinian territories Hussam Abu Saleh
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Right Back
Age: 29 (14/02/1983)
Appearances: 23 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Nadim Barghouthi
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Center Back
Age: 23 (09/05/1989)
Appearances:
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Haitham Deeb
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Center Back
Age: 26 (03/12/1986)
Appearances: 7 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Raed Fares
Club: Hilal Al-Quds
Position: Left/Right Back
Age: 30 (06/12/1982)
Appearances: 9 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Khaled Mahdi 
Club: Al-Am'ary
Position: Center Back
Age: 25 (01/02/1987)
Appearances: 13 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Philippines (CC, 19/03/2012)

Palestinian territories Jehad Rabie
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Centre Back
Age: 23 (03/06/1989)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: N/A

Palestinian territories Ahmed Salameh 
Club: Al-Am'ary
Position: Center/Right Back
Age: 23 (07/11/1989)
Appearances: 2 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Indonesia (22/08/2011)

Midfielders: 

Palestinian territories Abdelhamid Abuhabib
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 23 (08/06/1989)
Appearances: 6 (2)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Mousa Abujazr
Club: Shabab Al-Khaleel
Position: Left Back/Holding Mid
Age: 25 (28/08/1987)
Appearances: 13 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Raed Jebareen
Club: Jabal Al-Mukaber
Position: Left Winger
Age: 24
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: N/A

Palestinian territories Mahmoud 'Al-Koori' Salah 
Club: Al-Am'ary
Position: Holding Mid
Age: 19 (22/04/1993)
Appearances: None
Last Call-up: N/A

Palestinian territories Khader Yousef
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Position: Midfield
Age: 28 (06/10/1984)
Appearances: 34 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Palestinian territories Amjad Zidan
Club: Tarji Wadi Al-Nes
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Age: 19 (27/03/1993)
Appearances: 0 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)

Forwards: 


Palestinian territories Khaldoun Al-Halman 
Club: Ahli Al-Khaleel
Position: Striker
Age: 24 (19/08/1988)
Appearances: 2 (0)
Last Call-up: v. Pakistan (16/10/2012)