Activists widely praised the Kuwaiti chess champion Bader Al-Hajri, after he withdrew from the “Sunway” International Chess Championship held in Spain, refusing to face an Israeli player.
Al-Hajri is one of the Kuwaiti chess champions, and is participating in the international tournament competitions with his colleague in the national team Hashem Khaled.
Tweeters saw this step as an affirmation of Kuwait’s position on the people and the Palestinian cause, and it represents Kuwaiti public opinion, and expresses its spirit and positions towards Palestine.
The writer and political analyst, Adnan Abu Amer, tweeted: “The Kuwaiti chess champion Bader Al-Hajri withdrew from the competitions of the Sunway International Chess Championship currently being held in Spain, after he was drawn against one of the Israeli occupation players.”
He added, “Kuwait once again establishes the argument against all Arabs… O original Kuwaitis… your metal every time appears authentic and pure.”
Activist Raed Abu Jarad wrote, “All respect to everyone who supports our people, supports their cause, and considers normalization a betrayal.”
The writer Maher Al-Yousifi published, “Kuwaiti player Badr Al-Hajri, a Kuwaiti champion in chess, and a hero in pro-Palestine stances, Kuwait, the glory of the Arabs…and the medal of championship.”
The past few months witnessed the withdrawal of a number of Kuwaiti players and scientists from international sports and cultural events, which brought them together with Israeli participants.
Kuwaiti chess champion Bader Al-Hajri withdrew from the “Sunway” International Chess Championship currently being held in Spain, after he was drawn against an Israeli occupation player.
Kuwait once again establishes the argument against all the Arabs..O you, the original Kuwaiti, your metal every time it appears authentic and pure..
— Adnan Abu Amer (@AdnanAbuAmer2) May 3, 2022
Kuwaiti player Bader Al-Hajri
Kuwaiti chess champion
And a champion in pro-Palestine stances.
Kuwait, dear Arabs..and the medal of heroism.. 🌿 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/SoYcMiu9KD
— Maher Alyousefi (@MaherAlyousefi) May 4, 2022
▫️ The original Kuwaiti.. Blessed are you ✌️👋 pic.twitter.com/XXELt5WrYD
— Louai Hamdan (@louaiHamdan) May 4, 2022
(God save Kuwait)
Kuwaiti player Bader Al-Hajri withdrew yesterday from the competitions of the Sunway International Chess Championship held in Spain; Refusing to face an Israeli player. Al-Hajri is one of Kuwait’s chess champions, and participated in several local and international tournaments, and won first place in the “San Sebastian” tournament in Spain in 2015. pic.twitter.com/5UV806q4tY
— JawdatSawlmeh (@jawdatsawlmi) May 4, 2022
Champion withdrawal #Kuwait #badr_alhajri From the Zionist player in the Sunway International Chess Championship #Spain #Thank You are a hero like you, the nation is proud ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/kS0VRocROV
— Saeed Bin Hindi (@Abu__Hindi) May 4, 2022