Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly donates $1.5 million to Gaza

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly donated $1.5 (£1.18m) million to the needy in Gaza for the month of Ramadan.

The Juventus striker has reportedly donated the money to the people of Gaza as part of his consistent support for the Palestinian cause.

Ronaldo has spoken against Israel’s ongoing occupation and oppression of Palestinians in the past.

In 2012, Ronaldo put his European Golden Boot trophy up for auction, then donated the $1.5 million proceeds to help the construction of schools in Gaza.

He has also demonstrated his solidarity by refusing to swap shirts with an Israeli player after a World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Israel.

Ronaldo met a five-year-old survivor of an attack by illegal Israeli settlers, as he gave the young boy a specially-dedicated t-shirt.

More than a million people in Gaza risk going hungry next month unless international donors fill a $60m (£46m) funding black hole largely created by cuts to Palestinian refugee aid by the Trump administration, a UN agency has said.

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