Stop attack on Gaza: Lebanese actor draws attention with placard at Cannes

Published: May 16, 2018


CANNES: Lebanese actor Manal Issa used the massive spotlight on the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story to draw attention to the Israeli army’s killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border a day earlier.

Issa held a sign that read “Stop the Attack on Gaza” as she walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere. The Han Solo spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story touched down Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sixty people were killed on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, by Israeli gunfire or tear gas, in what Palestinian authorities called a massacre of protesters on the day the United States opened its embassy in contested Jerusalem.

Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro also joined Palestinians at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday in a demonstration against the Israeli army’s massacre.

In Cannes, southern France, dozens of people stood in a circle and held hands outside the Palestinian pavilion.

“It’s really crazy to be here with the films, with the filmmakers, talking about our future plans while our kids and families are suffering from the Israeli attack on them,” said Palestinian film producer and director, May Odeh.

It is the first year that the Palestinians have their own pavilion at the Cannes festival where many countries have a presence to promote their movie industries.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • rk singh
    May 16, 2018 - 3:43PM

    Stop THE attack from Gaza.Recommend

  • Muhammad Razzaq
    May 16, 2018 - 4:40PM

    How many Israeli died rk Singh?Recommend

  • traveller
    May 16, 2018 - 5:33PM

    @Muhammad Razzaq:
    that doenst mean that they were not attacked, that just proves Israelis are efficient in safety.
    BTW did you ever heard about knife attacks on poor old Jewish women?Recommend

  • Ayesha
    May 17, 2018 - 10:57AM

    Is there any such thing as a poor Jewish woman!!!!???? Recommend

  • Ayesha
    May 17, 2018 - 10:58AM

    Bravo Manal Issa!!!!!Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 17, 2018 - 11:37AM

    Why dont they talk about deaths and destruction on part of Israel surely the other par too must have faced casualties ? Recommend

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