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Sunday, January 29

Iraqi Player Withdraws From Abu Dhabi Championship to Avoid Facing Israeli Competitor

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Iraqi media sources reported on Monday, November 7, that player Ali Al-Bazi withdrew from Abu Dhabi Championship 2022 after he was put to confront an Israeli competitor.

Al-Bazi’s boycott of Israel is part of an extended series of Arab boycotts of the Israeli occupation at the level of international sports championships.

This step comes several months after the Iraqi parliament voted unanimously on its first law in the fifth parliamentary session to criminalize normalization with the Israeli occupation.