Disabled Israeli Athlete Banned for Allegedly Competing on Yom Kippur

Table tennis champ denies breach of ban on Israeli athletes from competing on Yom Kippur, but may miss 2016 Paralympics.

The Israel Sports Association for the Disabled banned a table tennis player from representing Israel for two years, saying that she played in a tournament last Yom Kippur. Yael Elbag, in her fifties, was accused of participating in a doubles match on the Day of Atonement, thus ignoring a Culture and Sports Ministry directive banning Israeli athletes from competing on Yom Kippur.