Lebanese chess player Sally Hamadeh rejects normalization at the World Championships

21 September, 2022
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Lebanese chess player Sally Hamadeh rejects normalization at the World Championships

Lebanese chess player Sally Hamadeh refuses normalization and withdraws from the World Championships in Georgia, and the head of the Lebanese delegation comments on the withdrawal.


 Lebanese chess player Sally Hamada withdrew from the fifth round of the World Chess Championship for age groups, in Georgia, in refusal to normalize, after she was drawn with a player from the Israeli occupation entity.


Jamal Shamiya, head of the delegation of the Lebanese delegation, commented on the decision to withdraw by saying that the reason for the withdrawal was the nationality of the player who was supposed to face Sally, adding that there was no recognition of the enemy nor normalization with the aggressor occupier. 

Hamada's withdrawal comes, after last month witnessed the withdrawal of the Lebanese hero, Charbel Abu Daher, from the mixed martial arts championship in Abu Dhabi, refusing to confront an Israeli player, as he recounted the details later in an interview with "Al-Mayadeen Net". As did his compatriot Abdullah Miniato, who He withdrew from the same tournament, which was held in Bulgaria, last year.


The player Nadia Fawaz withdrew from the fourth round of the Abu Dhabi International Open Chess Festival, in refusal to normalize, after she was drawn against an Israeli player.


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