IP- Football players across the world have expressed solidarity with Palestine as Israel continues to bombard the Gaza Strip.

Galatasaray's Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, his compatriot at Bayern Munich Noussair Mazraoui, former Real Madrid star and 2022 men's Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema, Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Real Betis' French player Nabil Fekir voiced their support for Palestinians on social media.

"From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," Ziyech, who moved to Galatasaray this summer, said on Instagram.

Mazraoui, a Bayern Munich defender and Ziyech's teammate in Morocco, also expressed support for Palestine in an Instagram video.

The Moroccan right-back, who previously played for Ajax Amsterdam, was criticized by a German politician on Sunday.

"All our prayers for the inhabitants of Gaza who are once again victims of these unjust bombings which spare no women or children," Al-Ittihad's French forward Benzema said on X.

Last week Arsenal's Elneny and Real Betis' Fekir joined these players to support Palestine.

Elneny, a former Besiktas and Basel midfielder, changed his Instagram profile picture to a Palestinian flag.

On X, Real Betis attacking midfielder Fekir, who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France, called for supporting Palestinian people and wished for peace and justice, adding that Palestinians have been "suffering from apartheid for too long"

Meanwhile Liverpool's Egyptian star Mohamed Salah made a donation to the Palestinian people, Rami Al-Nazer, the Egyptian Red Crescent CEO, told a local TV channel on the phone.

Upon Salah's request, Al-Nazer did not disclose the details about the amount of the player's donation.


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