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Floyd Mayweather Stands in Solidarity with Israel Amidst Conflict

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Renowned boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has taken to social media to express his unwavering support for Israel during the ongoing conflict with Hamas terrorists. The 46-year-old American sports icon has joined the global community in sharing heartfelt messages of encouragement for Israel during these challenging times. The conflict erupted when Hamas terrorists launched rocket attacks on Israel and infiltrated parts of the country, resulting in the loss of innocent lives and the kidnapping of several individuals. In response, Israel swiftly retaliated against the aggression.

Mayweather, in an Instagram post, expressed his support for Israel in the following words: “I stand with Israel against the Hamas terrorists. Hamas does not represent the people of Palestine but is a terrorist group that is attacking innocent lives! I stand for all humans and wish for the safe return of all Americans and Israelis and any humans who were kidnapped as hostages during these horrific war crimes. This is not a time for politics. This is a time for safety first and foremost. God Bless America. God Bless Israel. God Bless Humankind!”.

Alongside this heartfelt message, he shared a photograph of himself from a prior visit to Jerusalem, further demonstrating his commitment to the cause. Mayweather joins a growing list of celebrities who have publicly expressed their support for Israel during this ongoing conflict. Following the surprise attack by Hamas on Saturday, notable figures such as Madonna, Natalie Portman, and Ivanka Trump have made their support for Israel known. Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism when she married her husband, Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, in 2009, shared her sentiments on her Instagram Story: “Love and prayers for the people of Israel.”

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, who was born in Israel, conveyed her deep sorrow for the Israeli people, stating that her “heart is shattered for the people of Israel.” Arsenal soccer star Oleksandr Zinchenko, who had earlier expressed his support for Israel, decided to restrict his Instagram profile from public access after experiencing harassment from social media trolls. Detroit Lions star Alex Anzalone, whose parents are currently stranded in Israel due to the ongoing conflict, reached out to President Joe Biden through social media, appealing for assistance to ensure their safe return home.

The conflict shows no signs of abating, with Israeli warplanes continuing to bombard downtown Gaza City, which houses the centers of Hamas’ government. Israeli Prime Minister has vowed retaliation against the militant group, setting the stage for a protracted conflict with consequences that could echo through generations.

The ongoing war has already resulted in a tragic loss of life, with at least 1,600 casualties. Israel has witnessed gun battles in its own towns, an unprecedented occurrence in decades, while neighborhoods in Gaza have been reduced to rubble. Hamas has further escalated tensions, threatening to execute captured Israelis in response to strikes targeting civilians without prior warning.

Israel’s military has reported discovering the bodies of approximately 1,500 Hamas militants within Israeli territory, marking a significant development as it reasserts control in the south and over the border. The situation is compounded by the fact that Hamas and other militant groups are currently holding more than 150 soldiers and civilians abducted from inside Israel, a circumstance that took Israel’s military and intelligence establishment by surprise.

The situation remains fluid, with the Israeli military mobilizing 300,000 reservists, raising the question of a possible ground assault into the small Mediterranean coastal territory. The last such ground offensive occurred in 2014, and the world watches with bated breath to see how the conflict unfolds.

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