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Israeli wins Thai kickboxing medal after Palestinian refuses to fight

by | 10th, August 2017

 

Palestinian Sultan Abu al-Hajj refused to fight an Israeli athlete at kickboxing’s World Youth Championship in Thailand. Al-Hajj refused to fight “as there has not yet been an official Palestinian decision over whether to face Israeli athletes in any sporting event”, says MaanNews. Israeli kickboxer Amit Madah, 16, won a bronze medal after Abu al-Hajj forfeited.

Bit odd and self-defeating, no, to forfeit a bout when you arrived knowing Israelis were competing?

 

 



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