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In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank

Iraq's national team played its first-ever football match in the Palestinian territories on Saturday and beat the home side 3-0 in a friendly. Some 2,000 people attended the match in Al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, next to Israel's separation wall cutting off the Palestinian territory.

In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Iraq's Ayman Hussein (C) drives the ball during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Iraq's goalkeeper Jalal Hasan dives to catch the ball during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Palestine's Sameh Maraba (L) and Iraq's Humam Tariq vie for the ball during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Iraq's Mustafa Nathem (R) celebrates a goal during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Main referee Murad Zawahra shows a yellow card during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Palestine's Tamer Syam (L) and Iraq's Mazin Fyad vie for the ball during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Supporters carry Palestinian flags during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018. The banner in Arabic reads 'The Iraqi is the best of people and the Palestinian makes us proud'.
In pictures: Iraq's national football team plays first friendly match with Palestine in occupied West Bank
Iraq's team supporters carry their national flag during the friendly football match between Palestine and Iraq at the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on August 4, 2018.