A ten year-old Tunisian boy is gaining fame across the Aram world for having refused to compete against an Israeli opponent in the World School Chess Championship.
The eighth annual competition took place in Romania, with 640 participants competing. Rather than compete against an Israeli, Tunisian Muhammad Hamida withdrew from the competition.
Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Gaza, Ahmed Machisan, called the forfeiture a “show of bravery”, according to a report in Ynet.Malkah Fleisher
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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