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Egypt's Islam El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson, white, after losing during the men's over 100-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The snub seen 'round the world: Egyptian judoka refuses handshake with Israeli



WATCH on YouTube:   Video of the moment Or Sasson offered his hand, and Islam El Shehaby refused

Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby came under fire last week after refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli competitor, Or Sasson.

After Sasson's victory in the +100KG Olympic judo competition, the Israeli was left hanging by his Egyptian counterpart.

It was just the latest incident in a long history of anti-Israeli sentiments coming to a head at the Olympic Games.

The snub seen 'round the world: Egyptian judoka refuses handshake with Israeli

WATCH: A history of anti-Israeli incidents at the Olympic Games

Earlier, Lebanese athletes wouldn't share a bus with Israelis to opening ceremonies.

Iran's Arash Miresmaeli, carries the flag of his country during opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 in Athens, Greece. Iranian world judo champion Miresmaili has pulled out of the tournament because he refused to fight an Israeli in his opening round match. He would have been favorite to win Gold in his event having twice taken world titles. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

At the 2004 games in Athens, Iranian Arash Mir Esmaili, the flag-bearer for the Iranian team at the opening ceremonies, disqualified himself because he refused to compete against Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round. (AP Photo)

In 1972, 11 Israeli Athletes and coaches were killed by Palestinan terrorists in Munich.

** FILE ** In this Sept. 13, 1993 file photo President Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, in Washington. When Hillary Rodham Clinton finally exits the 2008 Democratic presidential race, she will end a decades-long, power-couple streak of unique political energy, savvy ideas, colossal policy flops and raw ambition dressed in pants suits and briefs, not boxers. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

The most famous handshake in Middle East diplomatic relations came in 1993, when Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

That peace agreement eventually fell through, however.

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