Detroit Lions linebacker Alex Anzalone supplied a optimistic replace about his dad and mom, who have been trapped in Israel amid Hamas’ terrorist assaults over the weekend.
Anzalone wrote on X on Thursday that they have been “headed house safely.”
“Thanks to everybody who has been saying prayers for my household and their security. It’s been a scary, nervousness stuffed a number of days however my dad and mom are headed house safely,” he wrote.
“So many individuals to thank however I do know this, God is nice.”
Members from the First Naples Church in Florida posted on social media that they have been again on U.S. soil by late Thursday morning. A 53-person group had traveled to the Center Japanese nation.
Anzalone informed The Detroit Information about his dad and mom after their win in opposition to the Carolina Panthers. He pleaded with President Biden on X to assist get his dad and mom house, however later deleted the submit.
The NFL has since launched an announcement on the fear assaults.
“The NFL mourns the lack of harmless lives in Israel and strongly condemns all types of terrorism,” the league stated. “The depravity of those acts is past comprehension, and we grieve with the households of these killed, inured and nonetheless lacking. We pray for peace and can all the time stand in opposition to the evils of hate.”
Greater than 1,000 Israelis have died since Hamas terrorists launched 1000’s of missiles at Israel and invaded cities alongside the Gaza border. Israel responded by declaring warfare on the Iran-backed group.
Combating has continued for the reason that terror assaults.