Usually politics and football do not coincide, but Palestine has been given the chance to show the world how the occupation by Israel is impacting on them.
Israel has demolished Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank leaving 77 people homeless, the majority of whom are children.
In a recent study, it estimated that due to illegal Israeli occupation in the West Bank, Palestine suffers losses of $1bn annually, crippling its economy.
Israeli group B'tselem accuses the country's leaders of breaching international law by attacking dwellings during last summer's war.
The issue of Palestine has become a barometer with which to sense the moral focus of election candidates.