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Jordanian taekwondo player refuses to fight with an Israeli opponent.
13-year-old Miassar al-Dakhamsha, a member of the Jordanian youth team, refused to fight for a bronze medal at the World Championships in taekwondo in Bulgaria, where she was scheduled to compete with an Israeli athlete.
According to The New Arab, this decision left the Jordanian athlete out of a chance to win a medal at the World Championships. At the same time, her position was praised in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
It is noted that Israel and Jordan have diplomatic relations, but many Jordanian athletes boycott matches against Israeli rivals.
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