In an unfair display of oppression, Palestinian athletes have been barred by Israel from participating in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, which will kick off in Azerbaijani capital Baku today.

Ahmad al-Ali, spokesman for the Palestinian Olympic Committee informed  that Israel had barred 25 Palestinian athletes from the blockaded Gaza Strip out of 105 on the Palestinian national team  from attending the event.

At a press conference held in the Azerbaijani capital, Faisal Abdulaziz al-Nasser, head of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, slammed the move. He said that Israel has prevented Palestinian athletes from participating in the games which  is unacceptable and that his team will work hard to prevent such an outcome.