Jordanian withdraws from competition over Israeli opponent

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A Jordanian national table tennis player has withdrawn from an international championship to avoid playing an Israeli player, the Jordanian Paralympic Committee said on Friday Osama Abu Jame refused to continue participating in the Slovenia International Championship after reaching the quarter-finals where he was scheduled to go head to head with an Israeli player. Arab and Muslim players and athletes from around the world who oppose normalisation with Israel regularly withdraw from global competitions as a sign of solidarity with Palestinians facing Israeli occupation. Although Jordan signed …

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