Egyptian Beach Volleyball Player From Iconic Photo Turns Out To Be Hater

It was one of the most iconic photos of the Rio Olympics: Egyptian beach volleyball player Doaa Elghobashy – in hijab, long sleeves and trousers – jumping with Kira Walkenhorst of Germany.


As one pundit stated, it caused the Internet to “go berserk.”

Well, it unfortunately turns out that Elghobashy is an Israel hater.

An Olympic volleyball player from Egypt reacted with anger on Tuesday to a photobomb by an unknown figure clad in an Israeli flag.

Doaa Elghobashy, 19, who, with her Egyptian partner Nada Meawad, finished last in her round of beach volleyball in Rio, posted the photo of herself and the flag-draped woman behind on her Facebook page, with the words: “I swear to God I didn’t know anything about the flag. There will never be peace between me and these people in my life. These people are dirty to a level that they didn’t let me see the flag.”

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I am detecting a trend with Hijab-wearing athletes.

Maybe she and Egyptian judoka Islam El Shahaby can hook up and make some hateful babies together.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media