The Hoffenheim attacker Munas Dabbur thought of resignation from Israel’s national team. Because of his Arab origin, he is treated again and again.

Dabburs and politics can not be separated as clean, how many officials would like that. Munas Dabbur can have a song for a long time. The born in Nazareth professional from Football Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim storms for Israel. Because he belongs to the Arab-Muslim minority in the country, he is always exposed to infants in his homeland – and therefore thought of resignation.

“That was an emotional time for me,” said Dabbur in the SID conversation about May and June 2021. After a critical Instagram contribution to the heavy riots between Jews and Muslims on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in which several Arabs were violated, He especially felt the anger of the People’s Seele.

“That was unbelievable, I attacked people from all over the country,” he said, Dabbur was laid in the national jersey and offended in social networks. He paused for two internationals and “Stand for a short time”, from the Nivheret Hatchelet (Sky Blue Team) to withdraw. “But I was reinforced by many, to give everything,” he said.

He does – and is more common than ever. While Dabbur in Hoffenheim has a serious stand next to Andrej Kramaric, Christoph Baumgartner, Ihlas Bebou or Georginio Rutter, he was successful for Israel in five of his six internationals since the creative break. Also in the surprising 5: 2 in the World Cup qualification against Austria.

Clear that the 29-year-old would like to meet in his personal “home game” with Israel on Saturday (20:45 o’clock / ZDF) against Germany in Sinsheim. “This is an extraordinary and special situation for me,” he said about the game, “again more special” will be because his wife and his little daughter sit on the grandstand.

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But Israel, said Dabbur, is located after the time again missed World Cup “in a kind of transitional phase”. InterimScoach Gadi Brumer was recently called. “We want to present ourselves as a strong opponent, but also know, with whom we have it to do,” said Dabbur, who is next to the left outside Manor Solomon by Schachtjor Donetsk the top player.

The hazards between Jews and Muslims are not (more) present in the team, stressed Dabbur: “We are a team with a common goal.” This is the DFB-eleven one leg – like with a Dabbur gate.