From Mesut Özil to Mo Salah, world’s most popular footballers express solidarity with Palestinians after Israeli terrorists kill 43 innocent people including 13 children


From Mesut Özil to Mo Salah, some of the world’s most popular footballers have expressed solidarity with Palestinians after Israeli terrorists recently killed 43 innocent people including 13 children in the occupied territory.

Leading the support for Palestinians, Liverpool’s legendary footballer Mohamed Salah tweeted urging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intervene. He wrote, “I’m calling on all the world leaders including on the Prime Minister of the country that has been my home for the past 4 years to do everything in their power to make sure the violence and killing of innocent people stops immediately. Enough is enough.”

Salah also updated his Twitter profile photo with his own picture clicked outside Al-Aqsa mosque, the third biggest Holy site for Muslims around the world. The Israeli terrorists masquerading as police personnel and army officials had recently stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque and used deadly fire power against Palestinian worshippers during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Arsenal and Germany footballer Mesut Özil wrote on Instagram, “Eid Mubarak to all Muslims around the world ????????❤️ May all our fasts and duas be accepted from this blessed month – My prayers are with those who can’t celebrate in peace today.” His message was accompanied with a photo of himself making dua against the backdrop of Al-Aqsa mosque.


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Turkey’s leading football team Fenerbahce took to social media to express their support for the Palestinian cause. Fenerbahce player Mame Thiam quoted a verse from the Quran as he tweeted, “O humanity! Indeed, Allah’s promise is true. So do not let the life of this world deceive you, nor let the Chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah,” Surah Fatir verse 5.”

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba wrote, “The world needs peace and love. It will soon be said. Let us all love one another. #PRAYFORPALESTINE.”

Players from of Chile’s Primera Division de Chile, which is the equivalent to the English Premier League, were seen wearing the Palestinian keffiyeh before their fixture against Colo-Colo in Santiago on Saturday to express their support to Palestinians, currently being brutalised by Israeli terrorists.

Famous French player Franck Ribery, who won numerous titles with Bayern Munich, tweeted, #FreePalestine.

His subsequent tweet read, “Eid Mubarak to all my brothers and sisters around the globe and especially to all Muslims who suffer from oppression. Taqabbal-Allâhu minnâ wa minkum.”

The genesis of the current crisis in the middle-east lies in the Israelis’ attempt to forcibly usurp Palestinians’ houses and land in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. Several videos went viral capturing the audacity of Israelis trying to enter Palestinians’ houses and asking them to vacate them for the new Jewish occupiers.