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PSG player Hakimi whistled during a match in Israel for his support for Palestine – RT in French

The Moroccan defender of Paris Saint-Germain Achraf Hakimi was booed by the Israeli public during a match organized in Tel Aviv, because of his positions in favor of the Palestinians. The same episode took place in 2021.

The Moroccan defender of Paris Saint-Germain Achraf Hakimi, who took a stand in favor of Palestine, was whistled by the Tel Aviv public every time he touched the ball during the Champions Trophy between PSG and Nantes on July 31, won by the Parisians 4 to 0.

Achraf Hakimi, who supported Palestine on social networks, and sounded his whistles with each of his ball shots, suffered this treatment until the 78th minute, before his replacement by the latest PSG recruit, Nordi Mukiele, who took his first steps in his new jersey. According to AFP, however, we also heard a few: “Hakimi! Hakimi!” launched in support of the player from a very small part of the stands.

The Moroccan international had already been booed last season, during this match between the champion of France, Lille at the time, and the winner of the Coupe de France, already relocated to the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. Lille then beat PSG (1-0). In the midst of rising tensions following the eviction of Palestinian families from a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, the footballer, who was then under contract with Inter Milan, relayed the hashtag #FreePalestine on Twitter (“ Liberate Palestine”).

After maintaining troubled diplomatic relations, Morocco and Israel are normalizing their relations following a series of bilateral agreements in areas as diverse as defense and security, economy and industry, technology, culture or sports. The head of the Israeli army Aviv Kochavi thus paid an official visit to Rabat on July 19, the two countries having then undertaken to strengthen their military cooperation, despite the reluctance of part of Moroccan opinion.

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