The change drew protests from Israel's Olympic Committee, which voiced its "displeasure" and slammed the "discrimination" against its delegation in a letter seen by AFP from its CEO Gilad Lustig sent to Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee.
On Saturday, the town's swimming club that was hosting the match announced that organisers had decided to change the location "for logistical and security reasons", without specifying a new venue.
"We always want to safeguard the safety of international competitions," it said in a statement.
The federation said it also wanted "the sporting spectacle to prevail over any other consideration", adding the decision was taken with the Israeli delegation.
In its letter, the Israeli Olympic Committee disagreed.
"I think that when a hosting country discriminates athletes of another country on the ground of race, religion, gender or political opinion, this country loses its right to host any kind of sport competition," Lustig said.
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