PMO: PA official ‘racist’ for encouraging Olympians to boycott Israel

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PMO: PA official ‘racist’ for encouraging Olympians to boycott Israel
Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, known for radical anti-peace positions, commended an athlete for boycotting Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV
JULY 28, 2021

Refusing to compete against Israelis due to their nationality, as Palestinian Olympic Committee chairman Jibril Rajoub encouraged Olympic athletes to do, is racist, Prime Minister’s Office spokesman for Arab Media Ofir Gendelman said on Wednesday. “The Olympic Games celebrate friendship and respect,” Gendelman wrote on Twitter. “Not only [is] refusing to compete against someone because of his nationality un-Olympic, it’s also racist.” Rajoub “glorified terrorism,” encouraging soccer tournaments and teams to be named after Palestinian terrorists, and compared Israelis to “Satan and Nazis,” FIFA’s chief of investigations said. “The Olympic Games celebrate friendship and respect,” Gendelman wrote on Twitter. “Not only [is] refusing to compete against someone because of his nationality un-Olympic, it’s also racist.”

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