Sunday 14 July 2024

Haneyya hails runner for refusing to compete with Israeli counterpart

Abdul Salam Haneyya, Assistant Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in Gaza, hailed Lebanese runner Mazen Chreim for refusing to compete with an Israeli runner in an international race competition in Poland.

In a press statement on Saturday, Haneyya said that Chreim’s position reflects the Arab and Muslim public awareness towards the Palestinian cause.


Earlier on Friday, Chreim withdrew from the 200-meter race that was scheduled for day two of the competition because the race included an Israeli runner.


Chreim had announced his withdrawal on Facebook after speaking with the Lebanese Athletics Federation, asserting that shaking hands with the enemies, means recognizing them.



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