Calgary Flames forward Nazem Kadri called Thursday for a “peaceful solution through dialogue” to the armed conflict that currently divides Israel and Palestine.
The 33-year-old Canadian spoke “story” on your Instagram profileexpressing his condolences to the relatives of both Israeli and Palestinian victims of this conflict, whose latest violence erupted on October 7.
“It is crucial to focus on the legitimate aspirations and rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination and an independent state,” he also wrote. I passionately advocate for a peaceful solution through inclusive dialogue and call on both sides to come together to negotiate a just and lasting solution.”
Emphasizing the rights, dignity and security of all individuals, Kadri said that “the deaths of innocent Palestinians cannot be ignored, which brings the responsibility to call for an immediate ceasefire.”
Kadri, the first Muslim player to win the Stanley Cup (2022 with the Colorado Avalanche), concluded his message by expressing his desire for “a future where Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace, security and prosperity.