Gal Gadot criticised for post about Israel-Palestine conflict 2 months ago

Gal Gadot criticised for post about Israel-Palestine conflict

"I pray for our leaders to find the solution so we could live side by side in peace," says Gal Gadot

The Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been widely criticised following a statement she posted on social media about the violent attacks in Israel.

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Gadot shared a post on Instagram and Twitter which called for the hostility to end and for a solution to enable the two sides to live together in peace.

This comes after Palestinian militants said they fired 130 missiles at Tel Aviv in response to an Israeli air strike which hit a huge tower block in Gaza.

The 36-year-old actress, who has carried out mandatory service for Israel’s army in the past, said in a statement that she was heartbroken that her country is "at war" and that she is praying for the victims of the attacks and their families.

Gadot added that she hoped the country's leaders could find a "solution" that would enable the two sides to live in harmony.

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However, critics were quick to hit back at Gal Gadot for her previous military role, accusing the actress of showing support for "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide."

On Twitter, one user responded:

Another user said in response to her post:

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Other Twitter users criticised the actress for claiming that her country was "at war."

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Leaders from around the world have urged both Israel and the Palestinians to retreat from the violence, following the recent violent attacks.

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter: "I am urging Israel and the Palestinians to step back from the brink and for both sides to show restraint. The UK is deeply concerned by the growing violence and civilian casualties and we want to see an urgent de-escalation of tensions."