Football star Lionel Messi has become of the recent celebrities to raise a voice against the cruelty of Israel in Gaza. In a statement, Lionel Messi, expressed his grief for the children of Gaza and said that the images of the conflict had disturbed him terribly and that the conflict had already taken so many lives. Messi said that he was also a father and he felt the anguish of the Palestinians in this conflict.
On his Facebook page, Messi messaged with a picture from the conflict of Israel and Gaza. He said that the conflict was not created by the children, although the children were being made to pay the ultimate price. He said that the conflict must come to an end and that we must think about the results of the war. He said that the children must be protected.
Israel has stubbornly ignores the rising criticism on its policy against Palestine and continues its bombardment killing many Palestinians every day. Messi’s statement comes at a time when Israel has again launched air strikes across the Gaza strip after the failure of the Egyptian mediated talk. Up til now 1910 Palestinians have lost their lives, while Hamas continues to battle on.