Gary Lineker receives torrent of abuse from Israelis after sharing pro-Palestinian ‘caged children’ video

Gary Lineker is facing a backlash from Israelis after retweeting a video shared by an ardent pro-Palestine activist. The former Match of the Day presenter shared a video from Ben White, which appears to show Palestinian children being put into a cage by Israeli soldiers. The video, which was apparently shot in the West Bank city of Hebron and can be seen in Lineker’s tweet (below), shows Israeli soldiers herding children down a street, before cutting to footage of children being led into a cage. Lineker labelled the footage “sickening” and his message has already been retweeted thousands of times, with many people praising the former Tottenham and England star for taking a stand on such a divisive issue. However several of the respondents have criticized Lineker, among them Peter Lerner, a former spokesperson for the Israeli army.
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