Billy Dib slams Floyd Mayweather for sending supplies to Israel amid conflict with Hamas as Australian boxing champion posts message of support for Palestine
- Billy Dib has criticized Floyd Mayweather for supporting Israel
- Mayweather sent a private jet full of supplies to the country
- Dib has shown support for Palestine amid the Hamas conflict
Boxing champion Billy Dib has tweeted his support for Palestinians amid the huge conflict between Israel and Hamas, before hitting out at Floyd Mayweather for ‘trying to stay relevant’.
In response, the Israeli military said on Monday it struck more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip in a retaliatory attack overnight, while airstrikes destroyed entire neighborhoods on Wednesday. Hospitals in the Gaza Strip are struggling to treat the injured with dwindling medical supplies.
However, Israel’s siege and bombardment have not deterred Hamas, which continued to return artillery fire today. Ashdod, an Israeli city 17 miles north of Gaza, was the latest to be hit by rockets fired by Palestinian militants.
The war has claimed at least 2,200 lives on both sides and is only expected to escalate further from this point. Humanitarian groups have called for the creation of corridors for the delivery of aid ahead of a possible Israeli attack.
Billy Dib has shown support for Palestine amid the conflict with Israel
At least 2,200 lives have been lost on both sides as the war has escalated
Mayweather, considered one of boxing’s greatest sportsmen, made headlines on Wednesday after sending a private jet filled with supplies – including food, water and bulletproof vests – to Israeli soldiers and citizens.
But Dib – a former world champion of the Muslim faith – has criticized the undefeated legend for his support for Israel and insisted it was further proof that former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is the greatest fighter who ever lived. sometimes.
Dib tweeted: “When Muhammad Ali returned to his maker, the world mourned him. He was the people’s champion, we all loved him and will continue to remember him for decades to come.
“Floyd Mayweather on the other hand is doing everything to try to stay relevant and in the spotlight. Ali is the greatest.’
Earlier, Dib tweeted: ‘FREE PALESTINE’ with a Palestinian flag emoji.
Mayweather recently took to his Instagram to issue a statement saying definitively that he sides with Israel in the ongoing situation.
His post read: “I stand with Israel against Hamas terrorists. Hamas does not represent the people of Palestine, it is a terrorist group that attacks innocent lives!
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather reportedly sent a private jet of supplies to Israel
Dib, a former champion, hit out at Mayweather and said Muhammad Ali is the greatest
He earlier tweeted “FREE PALESTINE” to his followers in a clear show of support
I stand for all people and wish for the safe return of all Americans and Israelis and every person who was taken hostage during these horrific war crimes.
“This is not the time for politics. This is a time for safety first and foremost.
‘God bless America. God bless Israel. God bless the human race!’
Along with the post, he included a photo of himself from a previous visit to Jerusalem.
Dib is among a number of high-profile Australian athletes who support Palestine. Earlier this week, Sonny Bill Williams echoed Dib’s support, while NRL star Josh Addo-Carr compared the plight of Palestine to that of Indigenous Australians.
He later retracted that remark.
Dib has had a turbulent year battling and beating cancer. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma late last year and began chemotherapy treatment at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, with the former world champion well wishers.
In a tweet, Dib revealed he had received the all clear from doctors with a short video of his son Laith holding a sign that read ‘Hi guys, my dad is in remission’.
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