Monday, May 27, 2024
HomesoccerUS soccer star Megan Rapinoe promoting fundraiser supporting relief for children in...

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe promoting fundraiser supporting relief for children in Gaza

Israel is entering its third week of war against Hamas after the terrorist group infiltrated the country on Oct. 7, and killed more than 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians. Thousands of rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip toward highly populated areas.

In response, Israeli airstrikes have pounded Hamas in Gaza, killing thousands. Officials believe there are an estimated 1,700 Palestinians with European or U.S. citizenship in Gaza.

American soccer icon Megan Rapinoe has been outspoken on a long list of social issues throughout her career, including, LGBTQ+ rights, racial inequality, voter rights and gender and pay equity. She now appears to be supporting a fundraiser that is seeking relief for children in Gaza.

She became one of the brightest stars in U.S. women’s soccer and delivered some of the most clutch performances in the sport’s history. She is a two-time World Cup winner and competed in the final World Cup of her career this past summer.

Fox News Digital contacted Rapinoe’s representative’s via phone and email, and left messages requesting comment on the ongoing conflict in Israel. No responses were received at the time this article was published.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular