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Cricketers Express Sympathy for Palestine After Israeli Air Strikes Kill 13 Children

Cricketers around the world came out against the violence on Palestini civilians and children especially after Israeli airstrikes which saw the death of 13 children in Gaza. Several cricketers came out in Twitter and condemned this move. Meanwhile this is not the first time that #FreePalestine movement has reared his head on a cricket field.  Earlier in 2014, Moeen Ali wore a wrist band saying “Free Palestine” in a Test match against India which garnered attention.

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In Gaza, 67 people have been killed so far — including 17 children — and nearly 400 injured after days of near relentless Israeli air strikes.On Wednesday, Hamas announced the death of its military chief in Gaza City, Bassem Issa, with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) saying they had killed three other senior figures as well.

IDF strikes also destroyed a multi-storey tower housing Palestinian television channel Al-Aqsa, set up by Hamas.Israel said around 1,500 rockets had been launched into its territory since the beginning of the week by Palestinian militants.Seven people have been killed, including one six-year-old after a rocket struck his home in southern Israel, the United Hatzalah volunteer rescue agency said.

(With AFP inputs)

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