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24 November 2017 - 6 Kislev 5778 - ו' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Israeli wins bronze medal in Muay Thai E-mail

An Israeli teenager won bronze at the Thai boxing world championships in August after a Palestinian opponent refused to fight him.

Amit Mdah, 16, from Sumei, an Arab town in the Galilee, was declared the bronze medallist at the Muay Thai event in Thailand. The Palestinian competitor might face a penalty for refusing to take part in the quarter-finals.

More than 2,000 participants from around the world competed in the event. The Israeli teenager defeated a rival from Madagascar to reach the cancelled bronze-medal fight.

This is not the first time that Middle Eastern politics have spilled over into sporting events. At last year’s Rio Olympics, an Egyptian judoka was sent home after refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli rival.

Meanwhile, the Israeli delegation was prevented from boarding a bus to the opening ceremony by their Lebanese counterparts.

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