Anwar El Ghazi insists he 'does NOT regret or have any remorse' for his pro-Palestine social media comment as he reiterates his call for an end to 'killing in Gaza' - with Mainz forward returning to training after suspension over post

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Anwar El Ghazi has taken to societal media to explain his stance connected nan on-going conflict successful nan Middle East between Israel and Palestine. 

The erstwhile Aston Villa and PSV prima was precocious suspended from training and matchdays astatine German nine Mainz - wherever he signed arsenic a free supplier astatine nan commencement of nan season. 

He had made a pro-Palestine station connected societal media, which - though swiftly deleted - nan Bundesliga broadside felt did not align pinch their values arsenic a club. 


There had been speculation that nan subordinate was set for a termination of his contract, but he is now set to return to nan club aft serving his punishment, and undergoing 'multiple conversations pinch nan club'.

Now, he has taken to societal media erstwhile much to reaffirm his position and to declare that nan original connection made connected October 27 was his 'only and final' connection to some his nine and nan public.

Anwar El Ghazi has reiterated his stance connected nan on-going conflict successful nan Middle East 

El Ghazi had antecedently posted connected societal media describing nan warfare arsenic 'genocide and wide destruction'

He added that immoderate different statements aliases comments issued successful his sanction aliases attributed to him 'are not factually correct,' earlier outlining his position.   

'My position remains nan aforesaid is was erstwhile this started: 

  • I americium against warfare and violence
  • I americium against nan sidesplitting of each guiltless civilians
  • I americium against each forms of discrimination
  • l americium against Islamophobia
  • I americium against anti-Semitism
  • I americium against genocide
  • I americium against apartheid
  • I americium against occupation
  • I americium against oppression'

'I do not regret aliases person immoderate remorse for my position. I do not region myself from what I said and I stand, coming and ever until my past breath, for humanity and nan oppressed.

'I do not beryllium typical work to immoderate state. I do not judge immoderate group aliases states are beyond mobility and accountability nor are they supra International law.

'I person nary prime but to guidelines patient for justness and carnivore witnesser to nan truth and would do truthful moreover if was against me, my parents, my relatives and kinsmen.'

The 28-year-old added that he believes location cannot beryllium immoderate 'justification' for nan reported 3,500 kid deaths that has arisen arsenic a consequence of nan conflict successful nan past 3 weeks, citing Save The Children statistic that declare 1 kid is being killed 'every 10 minutes successful Gaza'. 

'That's 9 children killed by nan clip I complete 1 shot match. That number is rising by nan day.

El Ghazi claimed that nan conflict has resulted successful 3,500 kid deaths successful Gaza complete nan past 3 weeks

The subordinate had his suspension lifted by Mainz aft sharing a seemingly pro-Palestine station 2 weeks ago

'I, and we arsenic a world, cannot conscionably stay silent.

'We must telephone for an extremity to nan sidesplitting successful Gaza now!'

El Ghazi reportedly returned to his location state The Netherlands aft his first connection was greeted pinch a ban.

Mainz's connection successful consequence elaborate really nan nine believes it has a 'special work to nan authorities of Israel and nan Jewish people', successful portion successful a motion to their club's heritage. 

One of Mainz's founding members Eugen Salomon was Jewish, and stripped of his domiciled successful nan nine successful 1933 arsenic nan Nazi authorities began nan Aryanisation of nan sporting industry. 

Salomon was later murdered successful nan Holocaust, and the club's stadium is named successful his memory. 

'The club's committee made it clear to Anwar El Ghazi that labor of nan nine are bound to a codification of values,' a conception of nan club's connection read. 

'Implicit successful this codification of values is simply a typical work to nan authorities of Israel and nan Jewish people, not only owed to past events successful German history, but besides stemming from nan shared history pinch 1 of FSV's founding members and personnel of nan Jewish community, Eugen Salomon.' 

Breaking his soundlessness past week, El Ghazi apologised for his earlier statements being 'misunderstood' arsenic he sought to stock a connection condemning nan sidesplitting of civilians 

El Ghazi wrote: 'I condemn nan sidesplitting of each guiltless civilians successful Palestine and Israel.

'My sympathies are pinch nan guiltless victims of this conflict irrespective of their nationality. I americium committed to a serene and integrated Middle East region.

The subordinate shared nan station but was speedy to delete it aft chat pinch Bundesliga club

The subordinate antecedently featured for PSV Eindhoven, joining Mainz arsenic a free supplier this summer

'To nan grade my erstwhile statements connected societal media person been misunderstood, I would for illustration to make clear that I guidelines for bid and humanity for all.'

In nan aftermath of El Ghazi's suspension, nine representatives met pinch General Consul of Israel for South Germany Talya Lador-Fresher.

El Ghazi is 1 of only a fistful of shot players that has surgery their soundlessness amidst roiling conflict betwixt Israel and Hamas successful nan region. 

In Germany, Bayern Munich opted not to punishment Noussair Mazraoui aft nan right-back shared pro-Palestine posts connected societal media. 

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