Swimming: Malaysia Bans Israeli Athletes; Paralympic Committee ‘Disappointed’

Recent Update: The International Paralympic Committee has expressed its disappointment after Malaysia refused to provide visas to Israeli swimmers, who aim to participate in the qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad declined to issue section visas to Israeli competitors and said that there is “no place for Israeli athletes in Malaysia”.

Talking at a public interview in China on Thursday, Mohamad said that his administration would not enable the Israeli swimming group to enter Malaysia and take part in the 2019 World Paralympic Swimming Championship in the mid year.

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Kyung likewise said that the refusal to enable visas to the Israeli competitors was a piece of Malaysia’s arrangement in dealing with Israel.

The Israeli Olympic committee has forced the Malaysian government to issue visas to their swimming group yet the Malaysian Government has stayed to its approach and rejected the rehashed solicitations.

The committee has likewise endeavored to pressure the coordinators of the event to drop the titles from occurring in the south-east Asian country yet has additionally fizzled.

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Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement and overseeing body of the occupied Gaza Strip, adulated the Malaysian government for denying the Israeli competitors and has approached all Arab and Muslim countries to pursue Malaysia’s position.

Malaysia has completely dismissed Israel’s endeavors at normalizing political binds because of its help for the Palestinian individuals and its battle against the illicit occupation.

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