Tottenham’s Israeli midfielder Manor Solomon has his Instagram account REACTIVATED after it was taken down for posting a string of pro-Israel images when he travelled back to his home country while injured
- Manor Solomon had his Instagram profile suspended last week
- The Spurs midfielder used his page to share pro-Israel posts
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Tottenham winger Manor Solomon has had his Instagram account reactivated after it was suspended over a string of pro-Israel posts.
According to The Telegraph, the 24-year-old’s account was restored on Wednesday, just over a week after it was banned.
Solomon, who was born in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was notified of the ban after returning to his home country while recovering from injury.
Spurs, who granted Solomon permission to travel back to Israel, worked with Instagram owner Meta to have the account restored.
As per the report, Tottenham maintain Solomon’s posts were pro-Israel as opposed to being anti-Palestine.
Tottenham winger Manor Solomon has had his Instagram account reactivated
The 24-year-old’s profile was suspended last week over a string of pro-Israel posts
Last month, Solomon accused Hamas of being responsible for a rocket strike on a hospital in Gaza that killed over 500 people
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‘It’s ridiculous,’ one of the player’s representatives told the Telegraph.
‘He didn’t make any anti-Palestine posts, just support for his own country. It’s ridiculous. Instagram is ridiculous.’
The Israeli Football Association also hit out at Instagram, by sharing a picture on the platform of Solomon wearing the national kit with his mouth taped.
The message underneath read: ‘The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. so help you God!’
Solomon described his family’s ordeal in the aftermath of Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7.
‘Over 800 Israelis have been murdered – the most murdered in one day since the Holocaust,’ he wrote.
‘Over 150 people have been kidnapped – including women, children, babies and elderly people. Thousands of missiles and rockets have been fired towards innocent civilians!
‘Hamas is not doing (and has never done) anything in favour of the Palestine people. Hamas is a terror organisation with one mission only – to wipe the Jews off the planet.
‘Supporting them means supporting terror, just like supporting Al-Qaeda, Isis and the attacks on 9/11. Israel has the right to defend itself! Pray for Israel.’
After a massive explosion killed hundreds of people at a crowded hospital in Gaza City on October 17, Solomon accused Hamas of ‘blaming Israel’ after ‘killing their own people’.
The Israeli Football Association also hit out at Instagram, by sharing a picture on the platform of Solomon wearing the national kit with his mouth taped
The Spurs midfielder shared a post from Israeli news site Mako on Instagram, which carried a picture of the blast and a statement from the Israeli Defence Forces suggesting the explosion at the Al Ahli hospital was caused by a ‘failed rocket launch by Islamic Jihad’.
Underneath the post, the Israeli international wrote: ‘Killing their own people and blaming Israel’, along with two confused emojis.
Solomon also shared a post from Israeli president Isaac Herzog, who reiterated the blast had been caused by Islamic Jihad.
‘Never before has the choice been clearer,’ Herzog wrote.
‘Israel is standing against an enemy made of pure evil.’
Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group, denied responsibility for the attack on the hospital, which Hamas blamed it on an Israeli airstrike.
Solomon isn’t the first footballer to find himself in hot water over social media comments relating to the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury avoided a ban from the Football Association after posting a message on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that read ‘from the river to sea’.
The adage has strong pro-Palestinian connotations. The former England Under-21 midfielder’s post was accompanied by an emoji of the Palestinian flag.
Choudhury has since apologised and deleted the post.
Hamza Choudhury was not charged for his pro-Palestine social media post by the FA
Mainz last week terminated Anwar El Ghazi’s contract with immediate effect over pro-Palestine posts after initially suspending the former Aston Villa player from training
Meanwhile, Mainz terminated Anwar El Ghazi’s contract over the Dutch winger’s social media posts on the war in Palestine.
The former Aston Villa and PSV star was suspended from training and match days at the German club after he made a pro-Palestine post on social media – which he swiftly deleted.
Mainz announced last week that it had lifted El Ghazi’s suspension after holding an ‘in-depth conversation’ with the player.
El Ghazi took to social media again to clarify his position, insisting he had ‘no regret or remorse’ over his original post and that he was ‘against the killing of all civilians’.
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