Portuguese / Spanish / English

Hamas praises Malaysia for denying visas to Israeli squash players

Malaysians stage a protest in support of Palestine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8 December 2017 [Alexandra Radu/Anadolu Agency]
Malaysians stage a protest in support of Palestine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8 December 2017 [Alexandra Radu/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, yesterday praised the Malaysian authorities for the ban on Israeli squash players entering the country to take part in a major tournament next month.

"Malaysia's permanent stance of opposing normalisation with Israel, supporting the Palestinian people and strengthening their steadfastness is represented by this visa ban," said Hamas spokesperson Abdel Latif Al-Qanun.

According to Israeli media reports, the apartheid state's sports and foreign ministries have stepped in and are "attempting to resolve the issue."

The Squash World Team Championship for men is taking place in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 12 December. Twenty-six squads are expected to take part.

READ: Hamas hails Malaysia's rejection of normalisation with Israel

Categories
Asia & AmericasIsraelMalaysiaMiddle EastNewsPalestine
Show Comments
Show Comments