Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan calls for saving Palestine
Baroda cricketer turned commentator took to Twitter to bring notice to what's happening in Palestine off late.
In the wake of clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan on Twitter criticized the clashes and urged to save humanity in the process. Here is his tweet –
“If you have even slightest of humanity you will not support what’s happening in #Palestine #SaveHumanity.”
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 10, 2021
Indian Twitter feed was flooded with both #IndiaStandsWithIsrael and #IndiaStandsWithPalestine
History of clashes in a nutshell
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s oldest running conflicts. Conflict is between the Jewish Zionists and the Palestinian nationalists — that claim to the same territory. Reportedly, the Palestinians reside in houses built on land that courts have ruled were owned by Jewish religious associations before the birth of Israel in 1948.
The recent clashes began a month ago with an Israeli attempt to block Palestinian gatherings at the starting Muslim holy month Ramadan. Also, 70 Palestinians were to be evicted from the Sheikh Jarrah region in the coming weeks, to be replaced by Jewish Israelis.
Over the last few days, the city has seen Palestinians clash with the Israeli Police with one group blaming the other. Over 300 Palestinians have been injured. Airstrikes in the Gaza strip killed 20 Palestinians, including nine children. Al-Aqsa mosque clashes in Jerusalem injured over 200 Palestinians. The UN said Israel should call off any evictions.
Irfan in other news
During an analysis on Star Sports, Irfan Pathan stated David Warner’s uninspiring captaincy and cautious batting, in particular, were the main reasons for SRH’s heavy losses in IPL 2021.
Irfan in a recent tweet, informed about Piyush Chawla’s father’s sad demise. Irfan and Yusuf Pathan announced that their cricket academy, Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) will provide free meals to those affected by COVID-19 in South Delhi.