May 19, 2024

Two-time Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur enraged Israel’s official tennis physique by posting in solidarity with Palestine amid Israel’s devastating bombing of Gaza.

Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur has been expressing assist for Palestine on social media [Getty]

Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur has expressed her solidarity with Palestine and shared posts condemning Israel’s ongoing bombardment in Gaza, enraging Israel’s tennis affiliation.

Jabeur has been sharing posts utilizing Instagram’s Tales function, on Wednesday sharing a publish by the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross condemning the strike on Gaza’s Al-Ahli Arab Hospital that killed nearly 500 folks.

Final week, Jabeur posted a prolonged assertion to her Instagram story, calling what Palestinians have endured for the reason that Nakba of 1948 “indescribable”.

On the continued struggle between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas, Jabeur stated she was in opposition to violence being unleashed on civilians.

“What harmless civilians are going by is indescribable; it doesn’t matter what their faith is, or what their origin is,” Jabeur stated.

“Violence won’t ever deliver peace; I can not stand with violence, however I additionally can not stand with folks having their lands taken.”

“Peace is what everybody wants and deserves. Cease the violence and #FreePalestine,” she added.

Jabeur’s assertion angered Israel’s official tennis physique, with the president of the Israeli Tennis Affiliation (ITA), Avi Peretz, accusing her of supporting a “murderous terrorist organisation”.

The ITA stated it had made a criticism to the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation in opposition to the Tunisian tennis star. 

Jabeur additionally shared on Wednesday an Instagram publish by French footballer Eric Cantona that learn: “Defending the human rights of Palestinians doesn’t imply you’re pro-Hamas.”


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