Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif has spoken out against the perceived double standards in international media coverage, pointing out the disparity in attention received by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine compared to the suffering of Palestinians at the hands of Israel.
In a post on social media, Sherif highlighted the racist agenda that she believes has led to the Ukraine war receiving widespread coverage, while the relentless attacks on Palestinians by the Israeli military continue to go largely unnoticed.
“The world needs to address the racist agenda that has seen the Ukraine war getting so much attention while Palestinians continue to suffer from Israel’s attacks and atrocities,” Sherif wrote.
The 25-year-old athlete expressed her frustration over what she sees as a lack of fair and balanced reporting in the media, and called for greater awareness and empathy towards the plight of the Palestinian people.
Sherif’s comments come at a time when tensions are high in the region, with Israel conducting airstrikes and launching ground operations in response to rocket attacks from Palestinian militant groups. The ongoing conflict has resulted in the deaths of numerous civilians, including women and children, and has drawn condemnation from human rights organizations and international leaders.
The disparity in media coverage of conflicts around the world has been a longstanding concern, with many critics arguing that certain conflicts receive disproportionate attention while others are overlooked or marginalized.
By speaking out against what she perceives as a racist agenda, Mayar Sherif has brought attention to the need for a more balanced and nuanced approach to reporting on global issues, and has highlighted the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people in the face of continued violence and aggression from the Israeli government.