ATP cancels tournament in Israel amid Gaza conflict

ATP cancels tournament in Israel amid Gaza conflict

Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions has begun all over the world. ATP tour in Israel cancelled due to the Israeli aggression in Gaza. It will not be long before the rest of the world realise that this illegal Zionist entity is the cancer of the Middle East.

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ATP cancels tournament in Israel amid Gaza conflict
International tennis competition was set to be held September 15-21 and would have been first ATP tournament in Israel since 1996.

The ATP tour on Monday canceled the inaugural Israel Open that was set to be played next month in Tel Aviv because of security concerns “arising from the military conflict in the region.”

The tournament was set to be held September 15-21 and would have been the first ATP tournament held in Israel since 1996.

But amid Israel’s military campaign against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, ATP President Chris Kermode said “we do not feel we can proceed as planned given the situation in the region.”

“Ensuring the security of our players, fans and all those involved in organizing a world-class event, is our No. 1 priority,” Kermode said in a statement. “We hope to be back in Tel Aviv next year. In the meantime, and much more importantly, we hope for a swift return to peace in the region.”

The tournament was meant to replace an event previously hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the ATP calendar.

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