Egypt's Salah calls on world leaders to stop violence in Gaza

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 May 2021

Egyptian players abroad show full support to the Palestinian people amid Gaza violence

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah gestures ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on May 8, 2021. AFP

Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah called Tuesday on world leaders to do whatever they can to stop violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, where at least 30 people were killed so far.

"I’m calling on all the world leaders, including on the prime minister of the country that has been my home for the past four years, to do everything in their power to make sure the violence and killing of innocent people stops immediately. Enough is enough," Salah tweeted.



Tensions have flared since Israeli police started a crackdown on Palestinian worshippers on Friday in the city's worst disturbances since 2017.

A nightly crackdown by Israeli forces since then at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has left hundreds of Palestinians wounded, drawing calls for de-escalation from the international community and sharp rebukes from across the Muslim world.

Salah is not the only Egyptian player to show support for the Palestinian people in their crisis as Aston Villa winger Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan, Arsenal's midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Olympiacos striker Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan have all reacted to the issue.

"You don't need to be an Arab to care and to pray for Palestine. You just need to be human," Kouka tweeted on Monday.

Dozens of Egyptian players playing in local clubs like Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily, Smouha have showed their solidarity with the Palestinian people. 







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