Israeli actor Gal Gadot has released a statement over the ongoing atrocities in Palestine. Taking to social media, the Wonder Woman star shared, "My heart breaks. My country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people."
She went on to add, "This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation. Our neighbors deserve the same. I pray for the victims and their families, I pray for this unimaginable hostility to end, I pray for our leaders to find the solution so we could live side by side in peace. I pray for better days.”
Soon after her stance, there was a furore on social media while many called out the actor for siding with the oppressors.
Don’t you dare talk about peace when you have served in the IDF, the same forces that have killed children and elders who have been walking peacefully in the streets. https://t.co/ED89AqqnPP— sya (@seyabaa) May 12, 2021
Lol yeah, you just come at a land that never is and never has been yours settle in and with years kick hundreds of people out of their houses. And she is talking about victims. Just watch and if you have little humanity left you’ll know who are the victims https://t.co/vIzp1NMvKb https://t.co/2BFls8MsWo— tragic (@tragic33) May 12, 2021
Gal Gadot's statement is far worse than that tone-deaf imagine video from last year. "Free and Safe". The same state that is perpetrating military occupation, land theft and ethnic cleansing against the people of Palestine. #FreePalestine https://t.co/jcIkZ7iHpz— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) May 12, 2021
Has she even seen the videos of the women being assaulted, men and children dead. You can’t pray for people if you are the ones that initiated the hostile acts towards them. People should be celebrating eid soon, not worrying if they’ll die or not. #PrayForPalestine https://t.co/dxAncCTRRN— Gentrit Krasniqi (@GentritKrasni16) May 12, 2021
don’t you dare say we’re neighbors when you served in the IDF you colonizer https://t.co/KC3VTtNjHE— halal leen ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘ ⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘𐡏~♡ (@add1ctedtoleen) May 12, 2021
We are not your neighbors!— نور العيون - Nour Al-Oyoun (@NourGhonem) May 12, 2021
This is our land, you took it back by force and kicked us, and put us in a cage and removed our rights.
You were backed by Billions of USDs while we had nothing
You ARE NOT OUR NEIGHBORS.
YOU DO NOT BELONG HERE.
YOU STARTED IT.
Also, your acting sucks. https://t.co/4IPvdCYqlX
They’re not your neighbors you stole their houses https://t.co/F8cEcQdypV— huss (@husseinmagdyy) May 12, 2021
Didn't she literally serve for the IDF and witness this genocide and ethnic cleansing, put lightly, first handedly and now she's suddenly turned over a new leaf? What happened? https://t.co/BCFZfy3iWr— Noah Fanart Time Celis (@SaladTheHutt) May 12, 2021
Gadot’s history with the Israel Defense Forces has stirred up controversy in the past, considering her A-list Hollywood status as the lead of Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman franchise and one of the co-stars in Justice League. In 2017, Lebanon’s Ministry of Economy banned the release of Wonder Woman over Gadot’s involvement and the country’s war with Israel.
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