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Egyptian Media: Our Judoka’s Refusal To Shake Israeli’s Hand Made Us Look Extremist

TEL AVIV – Egyptian press has come out against the handshake snub by their country’s judoka, saying the Olympic athlete’s refusal to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand shows Egypt to be a “diseased culture” and only served the “Zionists” who leveraged the incident to portray Egyptians as “extremists and uncultured.”

Or Sasson of Israel (white) competes against Islam El Shehaby of Egypt in the Men's +100 kg Elimination Round of 32 on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)