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Israeli football player sacked by Turkish club for social media post about Gaza conflict


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Published January 19,2024


Former Turkish champions RAMS Basaksehir’s Israeli midfielder Eden Kartsev was sacked Thursday by the membership for a social media submit concerning the ongoing battle within the Gaza Strip.

Istanbul’s Basaksehir, who gained the Turkish top-tier Super Lig title in 2020, wrote on X that following a disciplinary course of, it was determined that Kartsev, 23, will proceed his profession exterior Türkiye.

Kartsev, who joined Basaksehir from Israel’s Maccabi Netanya in January 2023, was additionally fined by the Turkish membership.

Maccabi Tel Aviv stated in a press release that Kartsev joined the Israeli membership on mortgage for the rest of the season and it has an choice to buy.

On Jan. 14, Kartsev reposted a pro-Israel social media message on Instagram to mark 100 days for the reason that begin of the battle in opposition to Gaza and a message that referred to as for the discharge of hostages held by the Palestinian group, Hamas.

His message learn: “Bring Them Home Now.Basaksehir warned Kartsev concerning the message earlier than he eliminated the submit.

Earlier this week Basaksehir launched a disciplinary probe.

Kartsev is the second Israeli footballer sacked by a Turkish membership after Bitexen Antalyaspor dismissed Sagiv Jehezkel for the same purpose.

After scoring in final weekend’s match in opposition to Trabzonspor, Jehezkel raised his bandaged hand bearing a Jewish Star of David to mark 100 days of Israeli assaults on Gaza following the assault by Hamas.

Jehezkel, who was launched by the membership, returned to Israel this week.

Israel has launched relentless air and floor assaults on the Gaza Strip for the reason that assault by Hamas which Tel Aviv stated killed 1,200 individuals.

At least 24,620 Palestinians have since been killed, largely girls and youngsters, and 61,830 injured, in keeping with Palestinian well being authorities.

The Israeli offensive has left 85% of Gaza’s inhabitants internally displaced amid acute shortages of meals, clear water and drugs whereas 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure is broken or destroyed, in keeping with the UN.


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