Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated $1.5 million to feed the fasting people in the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestine, against the backdrop of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

​Twitter was quick to react to the news.

​As some users lauded the striker’s humanitarian efforts, they made mention of other celebrities that, in their opinion, fell short in this respect.

In 2012 the 28-year-old star gave away his Golden Boot Award to the Real Madrid Foundation, which subsequently auctioned it off to raise money for building schools in Palestine.

In 2013, he refused to swipe t-shirts with an Israeli player in a display of support for Palestinian rights.

Although he did shake hands, he excused himself by explaining that he could not wear a shirt with that country’s flag, press reported.

The incident occurred at the end of the match between Portugal and Israel for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

A 5-year-old boy Ahmad Daubasha — sole survivor of a Palestinian family attacked by Israeli settlers, was received by Ronaldo in 2016 at the Real Madrid training center, where he photographed himself with the boy, giving him a specially-dedicated t-shirt.

The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli land, air and sea blockade since June 2007, greatly impacting living standards, levels of unemployment and increasing poverty.

Palestinians have held weekly rallies along the Gaza border to protest the siege on the enclave and demand the right for refugees to return to their homes they fled during the 1948 creation of Israel.

Pro-Palestinian celebrities range from longtime activists to musicians to younger stars, calling for boycotts of artistic and scientific gatherings, divestment from Israeli businesses, etc.

The Portuguese star is known as one of the most involved in humanitarian work around the world.

 

Source: Sputnik

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  1. He’s more than a human than an extraordinary player… Love from Pakistan ❤️??

    • The money will end in Hamas pockets. Every buck sent postpones the fall of Hamas caliphate and also death and destruction since all this money is spent at maintaining illegitimate Hamas dictatorship of terror as it helps them building more terror tunnels and rockets, rockets which they use to deliberately launch on Israeli communities and as everyone knows, deiberately targetting civilians is a war crime, then, as it was publicly said by Hamas minister Fathi Hammad, Hamas deliberately uses children and women as human shields, which is also a war crime. Using their death as a propaganda too, since IDF has no other choice than targetting Hamas to protect its public, is absolutely disgusting.

      Ronaldo is surely a good guy thinking he’s doing well, but, as many, he’s manipulated as an useful-idiot by a cause wishing him as much good as it wishes to Israel. Hamas see themselves as the spearhead of ”Global Jihad”.
      As I suppose you also red Surat 9, Cristiano Ronaldo being a Catholic, Hamas wants his death as much as they want the Jews’ death.