The conflict between Israel and the radical group Hamaz, in the Gaza Strip, is having repercussions on the sporting world. This is evident from the Israeli Tennis Federation’s complaint against number 7 in the WTA ranking, Tunisian Ons Jabeur, for her posts on social media in support of the Palestinian cause, according to international press sources. The complaint was formalized with the International Tennis Federation.
In his Instagram posts, Jabeur expressed solidarity with the Palestinians and called for an end to the armed conflict, which, according to official data, has already resulted in more than 4,000 deaths. As a result of the conflicts, the ITF that was scheduled to take place in the Middle Eastern country from today, October 16th, until next Monday, the 23rd, was cancelled.
“Our solidarity is with the victims and all those who are suffering from this violence. We hope that peace is restored as quickly as possible”, highlighted an excerpt from the International Federation’s statement.
“We are closely monitoring the situation, in cooperation with our sponsors, and will provide updates shortly, as well as make adjustments to the calendar for the remainder of the year,” concluded the statement issued by the organization.