Floyd Mayweather, a famous U.S. boxer, is sending his private jet full of crucial supplies to Israel as the nation continues to recover and respond to the devastating terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas.
According to TMZ Sports, Mayweather is working with a relief organization in Israel to arrange for “Air Mayweather” to be sent to Israel this weekend to deliver the aid.
TMZ Sports reported that Mayweather’s aid to Israel will include items such as food, water, and bulletproof vests for both the Israel Defense Forces and civilians. The pilots of “Air Mayweather” will be Chris Javier, AJ Ramey, Freeman Blakney and Sam Kniskern.
The American boxing legend uploaded a post on Instagram earlier this week, sharing his thoughts on the current situation in Israel and the ongoing violence in the Middle East. Alongside a photo of himself in Jerusalem, Mayweather confirmed his support for the Jewish people on Instagram.
“I stand with Israel against the Hamas terrorists. Hamas do not represent the people of Palestine but are a terrorist group that are attacking innocent lives!” he wrote. “I stand for all humans and wish for the safe return of all Americans and Israelis and any human that were kidnapped as hostages during these horrific war crimes. This is not a time for politics. This is a time for safety, first and foremost. God Bless America. God Bless Israel. God Bless Human Kind!”
In a second Instagram post featuring a photo of a clenched fist with the colors and star of the Israeli flag, Mayweather stated, “I stand with Israel and Jews all around the world. I condemn antisemitism at all cost. I stand for Peace. I stand for Human Rights! Terrorism Is Never The Answer.”
According to TMZ Sports, Mayweather’s provision of aid to the nation of Israel is not the only time the iconic boxer has used his platform and financial resources to help those in need of aid during tragedies. During the summer fires in Maui, Mayweather reportedly helped provide food, shelter and transportation for 70 families.