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Muslim Athletes Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

As many western media continue to side with Israel in its ongoing war on Gaza, many Muslim celebrities, especially athletes, have not compromised on their values and have publicly shown their support for the Palestinian people and the people of Gaza.

The following are just a few examples of the athletes who have shown support for the people of Gaza.

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Karim Benzema

Al Ittihad striker, former Real Madrid captain, Ballon d’Or winner, and football legend Karim Benzema has recently shown his support for Gaza. He wrote a post on Twitter in French, which translates to:

“All our prayers for the people of Gaza, once again victims of these unfair bombardments that do not even spare women and children.”

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Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has shown his support for Palestine, changing his profile picture on Instagram to the Palestinian flag.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Undefeated MMA legend, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has repeatedly been reposting pro-Palestine Instagram posts on his story.

He also recently posted an Islamic reminder on his account captioning the post “Palestinians – numbers never matter, when Allah is with you”. 

Ahmed Hassan Kouka

Ahmed Hassan Kouka, an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Pendikspor and the Egypt national team, also sent a powerful support message to the Palestinians on his different accounts on social media.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez, Al Ahly winger, former Manchester City player and Algerian national team star, also posted a picture of him posing with the Palestinian flag, after Algeria’s most recent 5-1 victory over Cape Verde, alongside fellow Algerian teammates Ahmed Touba of the Italian Lecce and Said Benrahma of West Ham United.

Mostafa Mohamed

Nantes’ striker Mostafa Mohamed also changed his profile picture on Instagram to the Palestinian flag, in a clear support message for Palestinian civilians being killed in ongoing war.

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The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has risen to 2,670, the local Health Ministry said Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said that 750 children were among the dead. The number of wounded has risen to 9,600, it said.