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Egypt Criticizes Its Judoka Who Refused to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent – Itamar Katzir (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

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Aug. 30, 2019

Egypt Criticizes Its Judoka Who Refused to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent – Itamar Katzir (Ha’aretz)
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has criticized an Egyptian judoka, Mohamed Abdelaal, for refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent, Sagi Muki, who defeated the Egyptian in the semifinals of the World Judo Championships.
The ministry issued a statement that “sports needs to be kept separate from politics.”

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