Soccer Donation to Gaza


The German-Turkish soccer star, Mesut Ozil, will donate his £350,000 ($600,000) World Cup winnings to the children of Gaza. As Gaza is lit aflame with reports of dead children almost constant, Ozil will give his £237,000 bonus that he got for winning the final, and £118,000 he received for Germany’s semi-final win to the closed Gaza. Ozil is Turkish and he is also a practicing Muslim. He apparently recites the Quran before each game, but opted not to fast during the tournament which fell during Ramadan. Ozil is not the only Muslim in the World Cup to donate to Palestine, the Algerians did as well.