Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool striker competing in the English Premier League, called for not forgetting the suffering of the victims of war and destruction in Gaza during the Christmas period..
Israel vowed to eliminate the Hamas movement and invade Gaza in response to the attack in which the movement’s fighters stormed Israeli towns on October 7, opening fire and taking hostages in the worst attack on civilians in its history..
Salah said on his social media accounts in a comment next to a picture of a Christmas tree on Monday, “Christmas is the period when families gather to celebrate.”.
“As the brutal war in the Middle East continues, especially the death and destruction in Gaza, this year we celebrate Christmas with very heavy hearts and share the pain of these families who are grieving the loss of their loved ones. Please do not forget them and do not become accustomed to their suffering. Merry Christmas”.
Christmas is a time when families get together and celebrate. With the brutal war going on in the Middle East, especially the death and destruction in Gaza, this year we go to Christmas with very heavy hearts and we share the pain of those families who are grieving the loss of… pic.twitter.com/NqynT2LsST
– Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) December 25, 2023
This is the second time that Salah, 31 years old, has shown his sympathy for the victims of the war in Gaza, as he posted a brief video clip on his account on the social networking platform Immediately.
On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis expressed his regret, saying that Christ’s message of peace was being lost under the weight of the “futile logic of war” in the very land where he was born..
Palestinian health officials said today that Israeli air strikes killed at least 78 people in Gaza in one of the bloodiest nights in the besieged enclave during the 11-week battle between Israel and Hamas..
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