In advance of the competition there were many concerns regarding Israel’s participation. Happily, there were no safety issues.
Amongst other problems with the international video feed, it was clear that every effort was made not to show Israeli athletes. That was disappointing.
In addition, the women from Egypt did compete. The Egyptian men did not.
Egypt is one of those nations participating in the Saudi led economic blockade of Qatar. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have not competed at Worlds in some years, in fact.
Likely Egypt will be invited to compete with full teams at Worlds 2019 in Germany for continental participation.
“… Qatar is a nation which believes in peace and safety of all. A capital destination for sport and is capable of hosting major international tournaments in the best possible way …”