Liverpool football star Mohamed Salah has made a heartfelt plea for an end to the violence in Gaza and called for humanitarian aid to reach the region. Salah released a video statement on his social media accounts, addressing the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has resulted in a significant number of casualties.
According to the Gaza health ministry, there have been over 3,478 Palestinians killed and 12,065 injured in Israeli air strikes since October 7th, following an initial attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Israeli towns.
While Egyptian trucks with aid are approaching the Gaza border, there are concerns about whether they will be allowed to cross due to security issues. Israel has stated that it won’t obstruct aid from Egypt but will work to prevent supplies from reaching Hamas.
Salah, who had faced criticism in Egypt for his earlier silence on the matter, emphasized the importance of protecting all lives and ending the ongoing violence.
Salah’s statement follows growing criticism in Egypt, including an online campaign to unfollow him on social media. The situation worsened with a tragic incident at a Gaza hospital, leading to accusations and blame-shifting between Hamas and Israel.
Salah expressed his shock at the distressing scenes, urging world leaders to come together to prevent further loss of innocent lives. He called for humanity to prevail and for urgent aid to be provided to the people of Gaza.
Mohamed Salah, known for his football prowess with Liverpool, has now joined the international call for a resolution to the conflict and the immediate delivery of aid to Gaza.