Algerian Judo Fighter Withdraws From Olympics Over Possible Bout With Israeli Player - Reports
"My position is consistent on the Palestinian issue, and I reject normalisation, and if it cost me that absence from the Olympic Games, God will compensate," he told Algeria's Elbilad TV according to the news site Middle East Eye.
Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine withdraws from the Olympics because of the possible matchup with someone from the state of Israel’s team. It is an anti-apartheid boycott. This is a huge and meaningful sacrifice 🥺 🇩🇿 #courage2fightapartheid https://t.co/MURhNO0Ybz pic.twitter.com/AKlRYLGHbp— Jennine #SaveSilwan #SaveSheikhJarrah (@jennineak) July 23, 2021