Fatima Bhutto slams ‘genocidal state’ Israel for cheering India’s win against Pakistan


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In an absurd turn of events, Israel’s official X account managed by the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Digital Diplomacy team, weighed in on the Pakistan versus India World Cup 2023 match that took place on Saturday.

While quoting a post shared by Naor Gilon, the Ambassador of Israel to India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, on the site formerly known as Twitter, in which a man is seen holding an “India stands with Israel” poster, the official account stated, “We were really moved by Indian friends showing their solidarity with Israel. We are happy that India emerged victorious in the India versus Pakistan match at Cricket World Cup 2023 and that Pakistan was unable to attribute its victory to the terrorists of Hamas.”

This was in reference to the match India won by seven wickets against Pakistan, held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. As a response, Pakistani writer and columnist Fatima Bhutto took to her own X account to quote the post and state as a response, “Happy to lose cricket games till the end of time if the alternative is being publicly cheered by a genocidal state that murdered 724 children in 7 days.”

“This was for our brothers and sisters in Gaza,” said the sportsman on X after his impressive performance. “Happy to contribute to the win. Credits to the whole team, especially Abdullah Shafique and Hassan Ali for making it easier. Extremely grateful to the people of Hyderabad for the amazing hospitality and support throughout.”

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