Liverpool and Egyptian national team player, Mohamed Salah, has called for “world leaders to unite to prevent further loss of innocent lives” amid the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.
Health officials reported that hundreds of people were killed in an explosion at a crowded hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday night.
Salah, aged 31, stated that humanitarian aid must be allowed to enter Gaza “immediately.”
“There has been too much violence, heartbreak, and brutality,” he said.
Palestinian officials claim that the explosion at Al-Ahli Arab Hospital was caused by an Israeli airstrike.
However, the Israeli military has claimed it was the result of a failed rocket launch by the Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad, an accusation the militant group has rejected.
Israeli warplanes and artillery have continued to carry out airstrikes on Gaza in response to an unexpected attack on Israel on October 7 by the major Palestinian militant group, Hamas, which resulted in 1,400 casualties.
More than 3,000 people have been reported killed in the Gaza strikes.
Salah described the scenes at the hospital as “horrifying.”
“The people of Gaza urgently need food, water, and medical supplies,” Salah said in a video posted on X.
“All lives are sacred and must be protected. The massacres must stop. Families are being torn apart.
“I am calling on world leaders to unite to prevent further loss of innocent lives.
The Algerian football federation announced on Wednesday that they will suspend all football competitions and matches “in solidarity with the Palestinian people.”
The governing body had previously agreed to host the upcoming football matches of the Palestinian national team following a request from the Palestinian FA.