Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, has conveyed his deep sadness at the horrific acts of violence in Israel.
After launching several attacks against Israel, the militant Palestinian group Hamas killed hundreds of people and kidnapped as many as 150.
In a letter to the chairman of the Israel Football Association, Aleksander stated his comments on behalf of the European football community.
Israel’s scheduled Sunday Euro 2024 qualifying match against Kosovo was subsequently rescheduled.
The national squad will not be permitted to travel overseas by Israeli officials, and a new date for the match will be revealed soon.
Israel has attacked Gaza with aircraft in retaliation for Hamas’s attacks, cutting off supplies of fuel, food, water, and medical supplies from entering the region.
“On behalf of Uefa and the European football community, I am writing to express our profound sorrow upon learning about the tragic acts of violence that occurred last week in Israel, resulting in the loss of innocent lives,” parts of the letter sighted by 1Family Radio read.
“My heart goes out to all the victims and their families during these difficult times. It is an unimaginable tragedy, and the pain and sorrow are profound and resonate across the entire football community.’’
“We sincerely hope no one will ever again experience such grief. My friend, I pray for these deep wounds to heal and for a world where such senseless acts of violence have no place,’’ Caferin stated.