Karim Benzema's Gaza post sparks controversy and accusations in France

2023-10-19 13:56:31 | Last Update : 2023-10-19 14:06:42

French MP Valerie Bouay calls for the revocation of Karim Benzema's French citizenship. The Interior Ministry accuses Benzema of links to terror organizations.

Karim Benzema's Gaza post sparks controversy and accusations in France
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World-renowned football star Karim Benzema drew attention with an emotional post after the Israeli attack on Gaza. In a message posted on his social media account, the French footballer of Algerian origin conveyed his prayers for the victims of the unjust bombings in Gaza.

"All our prayers are once again for all the inhabitants of Gaza who are victims of unjust bombings that do not discriminate between women and children," noted Benzema French footballer of Algerian origin.


However, this post attracted the attention of French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. Darmanin accused Karim Benzema of having 'notorious links with the Muslim Brotherhood organization'.

This organization is considered a terrorist group in Europe.

Gerald Darmanin also stated that Karim Benzema, as a football player with dual citizenship and international fame, could not be allowed to criticize his country in this way.

French MP Valerie Bouay has also publicly called for the revocation of Karim Benzema's French citizenship. This development reminds us that footballer Karim Benzema was previously criticized for his statements in support of Palestine.

Karim Benzema's Gaza statement on social media has caused a major controversy among the French government and some politicians. The footballer is heading towards an uncertain future due to allegations of terrorist links and his citizenship rights.


Hamas's military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that approximately 3 thousand people were killed and more than 10 thousand people were injured in Gaza in the Israeli attacks.

In the occupied West Bank, it was reported that 1000 Israelis were killed in the attacks organized from Gaza and 5 thousand people were wounded, 106 of them seriously.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Newsroom

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