Gal Gadot Says She Worries for Her Family and Friends Amid Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, who is Israeli, penned a message on Instagram in the wake of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Scroll to read her message.

By EOL Staff May 12, 2021 5:08 PMTags
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Gal Gadot's said her "heart breaks" following the recent violence in Jerusalem, which stems from a clash between the Israeli police and Palestinian protestors.  

Earlier this week, an Israeli airstrike, which destroyed an apartment building in Gaza, killed 30 Palestinians, including 10 children and three Israelis, per NBC News. As tensions continue to escalate during the more than a century long conflict, the Wonder Woman star, who is Israeli, penned a note on Instagram regarding the recent attacks. 

"My heart breaks. My country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people," she began the post. "This is a vicious cycle that has been going on 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 that we could live side by side in peace." 

She concluded the post with, "I pray for better days." 

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The Fast and the Furious alum turned off the comments on the post. She captioned her note with a red heart.

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Gal is not the only star to speak out regarding the crisis, which has led to international calls for peace. Gigi Hadid, whose father Mohamed Hadid is Palestinian and has previously celebrated her Palestinian heritage in the past, reposted a note from Anita Elizabeth Bitton on Instagram about the conflict. 

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"You cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT & women's rights, condemn corrupt & abusive regimes & other injustices yet choose to ignore the Palestinian oppression. It does not add up," the message read. "You cannot pick & choose whose human rights matter more." 

Her sister, Bella Hadid, also weighed in on the situation. She shared a clip from the podcast This Is Palestine on Instagram, along with the caption, "If you think Palestinians have been living in peace until now you haven't been paying attention." 

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