In the midst of Israeli barbarism in Gaza, Pakistani cricket player and former captain Shahid Afridi posted a heartfelt note in solidarity with marginalized Palestinians.
Along with his second youngest daughter, the 44-year-old can be seen raising the Palestinian flag. The message, which he posted on his official account, expressed solidarity with persecuted Palestinians and reassured them that they are not alone in their struggle against Israeli massacres.
یہ پیغام ارض فلسطین کے بچو تمہارے لئے ہے
یہاں دور بہت دور ہیں ہم،
مگر یہ دل ہمارے دھڑکتے ہیں تمہارے ساتھ،
اسی طرح جس طرح سے ہمارے آبا اور ان کے آبا کے دل،
تمہارے اجداد کے ساتھ دھڑکتے تھے
دکھ، اندیشہ، خوف اور فکر کی تمام گرہیں عارضی ہیں
غم کی تمام راہیں عارضی ہیں!#آزاد_فلسطین_ہو pic.twitter.com/9b3FZfCbyK
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 19, 2021
The note posted on Boom Boom Twitter reads, “No matter how far we are, our hearts pound with you.”
Hundreds of Pakistani people, including celebrities, gathered in Sindh’s capital on Wednesday to condemn Israeli violence in Palestine.
Students arranged the Al-Quds rally to express their support for Palestinians. Protesters shouted slogans condemning apartheid atrocities against persecuted Palestinians while holding placards.
According to Palestinian Health Ministry estimates, the death toll in Gaza reached 227 as of Thursday, including 65 children and 36 women, as well as about 1,500 injuries.