Israeli MMA vet takes credit for Kanye West’s name being on IDF missile

Israeli mixed martial artist Haim Gozali claimed responsibility for writing Kanye West’s name on an IDF missile after making fun of the rapper on social media.

West has faced criticism for his repeated anti-Semitic statements over the last year and a half. In October 2022, West said that he would go “die con 3 On Jewish people.”

Furthermore, Gozali had previously served in the Israeli military. He posted a photo on X on Sunday that seemed to be a missile. On the missile it was written “Kanye West Flying to Gaza Haim Gozali.”

Gozali shared the photo with the captopn: “@kanyewest you don’t like us jewish. So we don’t like you too !!!”

Whether Gozali truly wrote the message himself is unclear.

He had earlier shared a similar picture of an IDF missile with the names of Belal Muhammad, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, and Khamzat Chimaev. All four of the combatants identify as Muslims and have shown sympathy for Palestine.

Gozali captioned the photo “This is from me to the [rat emoji].” This post made Gozali banned on Twitter for a week.

Israel and Hamas have been involved in a deadly conflict since October 7. Hamas t**rorists carried out an unprecedented strike that claimed 1,200 lives, including almost 700 civilians.

More than 20,000 people have died as a result of Israel’s air and artillery assaults on Gaza in retaliation, according to data from the Gaza Health Ministry that the AP reported.

Gozali gained fame competing in Bellator MMA, and is also referred to as the Israeli Batman. Throughout his career, he has participated in the middleweight and light heavyweight classes and has a fifth-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu. Overall, he has a 15-6 record.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, apologized to the Jewish community on Tuesday after a series of antisemitic outbursts.

The rapper had made several antisemitic statements last year, leading to brands like Adidas cutting ties with him.

The apology, published on Instagram in Hebrew, expresses regret for any pain caused and a commitment to learning from the experience for greater sensitivity.

Ye acknowledges the importance of forgiveness and expresses dedication to making amends and promoting unity.

The rapper’s antisemitic comments, including expressing admiration for Hitler, were widely condemned, and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian had previously stood with the Jewish community.
Despite the apology, there is no specific mention of the incidents that led to the apology in the statement.

Ye’s latest album, “Vultures,” features a lyric addressing accusations of antisemitism with the line: “How I’m antisemitic? I just f****d a Jewish b.”