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Tunisian Athlete Refuses to Play against Israeli

October 11, 2011
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Sara Besbes, Tunis and Africa’s fencing champion, refused to play against an Israeli player during the 2011 World Fencing Championship in Catania, southern Italy, according to Panorama.It website. It said Besbes, who comes from a family of great fame in fencing, reached the final round where she had to play against an Israeli player.

Sara Besbes, Tunis and Africa’s fencing champion, refused to play against an Israeli player during the 2011 World Fencing Championship in Catania, southern Italy, according to Panorama.It website.

It said Besbes, who comes from a family of great fame in fencing, reached the final round where she had to play against an Israeli player. However, she stood still on the platform, pointing her sword toward the ground and refusing to move as a sign she was boycotting the Israeli athlete but without officially announcing it to avoid punitive measures by the judges.

Original Link: http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=17731


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