‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Condemns Barbaric Acts Committed By Hamas Since Israel Invasion: “The World Has Failed The Women Of October 7th”
Ever since the surprise invasion of Israel by Hamas, Gal Gadot has been actively bringing to light the barbaric acts committed by the Palestinian terror group.
More recently, the Wonder Woman actress has taken to her social media to condemn the international community for turning a blind eye to Hamas’ crimes perpetrated against women, including violence and rape.
“The world has failed the women of October 7th,” decried Gadot, elaborating, “We claim we stand against rape, violence against women. We will not let women be victimized and then silenced. We say we believe women, stand with women, speak out for women.”
The Israel-born actress continued, “On October 7th, the world witnessed Hamas carrying out its violent plans in real time. Within hours of the October 7th attack, the first blood-chilling video emerged of Shani Louk being paraded naked and defiled by her proud assailants.”
“Yet two months later women are still hostage to these rapists and the world has failed to call this situation what it is: an urgent emergency that demands a decisive response,” the actress accused.
Gadot then went on to warn, “This is our moment as women and allies of women to act. I am beseeching all those who have done so much for women’s rights globally – from the [United Nations] to the human rights community to please join in the demand that Hamas release every single woman hostage immediately — not after the next round of international mediation. Not after another day. These women canot survive another moment of this horror.”
Per the Associated Press, Hadas Ziv, policy and ethics director for the Physicians for Human Rights-Israel group, issued a statement in November addressing the sexual crimes committed by the Palestinian terror group.
“What we know for sure is that it was more than just one case and it was widespread, in that this happened in more than one location and more than a handful of times,” Ziv asserted, adding, “What we don’t know and what the police are investigating is whether it was ordered to be done and whether it was systematic.”
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also addressed these barbaric crimes, echoing Gadot’s sentiment and accusing the international community of ignoring these acts of violence committed by Hamas — imploring the UN and other human rights organisations to pronounce themselves on the matter.
“I say to the women’s rights organizations, to the human rights organizations, you’ve heard of the rape of Israeli women, horrible atrocities, sexual mutilation — where the hell are you?” a visibly frustrated Netanyahu decried on Tuesday.
The Heart of Stone actress has not been tight-lipped about her stance on the ongoing armed conflict between Hamas and her native country, promptly taking to social media to condemn the actions of Hamas and even encourage her followers to take sides and support Israel.
“At least 250 Israeli have been murdered and dozens of women children and elders held as hostages in Gaza, by Palestinian military group Hamas,” wrote Gadot at the time. “Starting early morning more than 3,000 rockets were fire.”
She added, “Hamas is holding hostages, controlling bases and settlements in Israel. There have been more than 1,500 injured and heavy fighting is still ongoing,” as she quoted one of he many phone call messages from civilians hiding in their homes, writing, “‘I hear their voices and they are banging on the door. I am with my two little children.'”
“My heart is aching,” the Wonder Woman actress lamented, before concluding, “Praying for all of those in pain.”
Gadot would even help organise a Hollywood screening that showed footage supplied by the Israel Defense Force. Roughly over 45 minutes in length, the film was very violent in nature, depicting some of the atrocities committed by the terror group during the invasion of Israel on the 7th of October.
Israeli-based i24NEWS reported, however, that the actress did not attend the event she helped organise, noting that security concerns for her safety were the reason Gadot was absent. Further, the outlet also reported that fights outside of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles erupted as the film was being screened.