Saturday , 4 December 2021

Prohibition of entry to Israeli Paralympic athletes from Malaysia!

The International Paralympic Committee said it was “disappointed” that Malaysia will not allow Israeli swimmers to enter the country to participate in the World Championship event.The event scheduled from July 29 to August 4 is a qualifying event for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Hundreds of swimmers from 70 countries are expected to compete.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia would deny visas to Israeli swimmers.He challenged the International Paralympic Committee to sanction the country, saying “If they want to withdraw Malaysia’s right to host the championship, they can do so,” the AFP news service reported. Malaysia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel. Entry to Malaysia on an Israeli passport is prohibited. The IPC said it would work to “find a solution” for the Israeli swimmers.

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