According to FIFA rules, only associations representing states could be accepted as members. Thus, Maccabi officials were compelled to invite not only their Zionist political adversary, ha-Po’el, but also Arab teams to join the Palestinian Football Association (PFA). Therefore, in addition to the fourteen Zionist representatives that participated in the first meeting of the new soccer-association directorate, one Arab delegate took part—a member of the Nusseibeh family (Ibrahim) representing the Arab Sports Club of Jerusalem. A member of the prominent. However, despite his involvement in this first session, Nusseibeh’s name never again appeared in the directorate’s protocol. Nevertheless, during the first years of the PFA, Arab teams participated in the games of the Association. A report submitted to FIFA in 1929 describes three soccer divisions in Palestine: ten teams in the first, twenty in the second (five of them Arab), and thirty-nine in the third (six of them Arab). 
The exploitation of PFA by the Jewish athletic officials and the continued marginalization of the Arabs was among the Zionist goals, especially after joining FIFA in June 1929; therefore, the Palestinians announced their dissatisfaction with the Jewish practices in seizing this Association.  The Association’s joining FIFA was a valuable opportunity for the sake of making the Jewish identity prominent and representing Palestine as a Jewish nation on the international level. With this the Jews, with the cooperation and support of the British, were able to represent Palestine as Jewish nation on the international level in the World Cup in both 1934 and 1938. 
Since its re-establishment in September 1944, the Arab PSF strived to join FIFA. In order to achieve this task, the PSF, since the beginning, strengthened its links with the football federations in the neighboring Arab countries. The PSF gave the brotherly federations in these countries a detailed explanation of the sport conditions in Palestine, the conflict with the Zionist-dominated PFA. The desire of enrollment in FIFA came at a time of escalation in the conflict between the Arabs and the Jews. Through this membership, the Palestinians wanted to prove that they were the real legitimate representative of Palestine and they constituted the majority in the country.
In 1951 the West Bank was annexed to Jordan, and Gaza Sector to Egypt. In the 1950s and 1960s, football in Gaza reached a reasonable level. Gaza Sector witnessed a rapid growth in sports. A solid organizational infrastructure was developed which its effects still exist until this day. The Egyptian administration established the “Regional Committee for Youth Care,” which was headed by the General Governor, and included 25 members, most of whom were sports leaders. The Supreme Committee of Youth in Cairo supported this regional committee financially and technically. Proudly, Palestinians in Gaza Sector could represent Palestine in the international arena. 
1965 - 1993
Believing that Palestinians deserve to live and practice a normal daily life, in one on his visits to Palestine FIFA's former president Sepp Blatter said that "Youngsters across the region need to have the opportunity to play football. It can build bridges, bring young people in the region together, and give them hope." It is clear that the politics of FIFA are moving away from the kind of support that former FIFA president had displayed toward Palestinians.