UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Israeli War: ‘This is Genocide’

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian former undefeated UFC champion, has expressed his solidarity with Palestine. (Image: PC)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian former undefeated UFC champion, has said the missile strike that devastated a hospital in Gaza late on Tuesday was an act of genocide.

“Bombing a hospital full of children and refugees is not a pathway towards peace,” Nurmagomedov, 35, wrote in a message on Instagram on Wednesday. “This is genocide.”

He added that “no one deserves to be bombed just because they were born where they were born,” along with posting a broken heart emoji and the flag of Palestine.

Nurmagomedov, who announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in 2020, was the first Muslim champion in UFC history, and has previously voiced his support for the Palestinian cause on social media.

Palestinian health officials have said that 471 were killed and 314 were wounded in the Tuesday bombing by Israel at Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the besieged enclave.

Over 3,400 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more have been injured in Israeli airstrikes in the besieged Gaza Strip since October 7.

(The Palestine Chronicle) 

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