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Iranian Volleyball Player Posted Support for Israel on Social Media, And Then She Disappeared

As tensions continue to rise between Israel and Iran, several Iranian athletes expressed support for Israel, despite the risk involved. Mobina Rostami, who plays on the Iranian women’s volleyball team, came out against the attack, expressed support for Israel, and was arrested by the authorities. Now, no one knows where she is.

“As an Iranian, I am truly ashamed of the authorities’ attack on Israel,” Rostami wrote on Instagram on the night of April 13, when Iran attacked Israel with hundreds of anti-aircraft missiles and drones. “But you need to know that the people in Iran love Israel and hate the Islamic Republic.”

Since that message, Rostami’s social media accounts have been closed and she has been arrested. There is great concern about her condition, which is currently unknown.

“Only God knows what they did to her,” friends posted on social media. “We will shove you in a bag,” read one of the responses to her words, from an Iranian account.

The day after the Iranian attack, a series of senior sportsmen in Iran came out openly and with great courage against the regime. The most famous of them is Ali Karimi, a former star of Iran’s national soccer team. Karimi uploaded a post on X, in which hands were seen joined with the Israeli flag and the flag of Iran from before the Islamic revolution in 1979, with the caption: “We are Iran, not the Islamic Republic.” (YNet / VFI News)

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