Amidst the growing conflict between Israel and Palestine, a host of Hollywood A-listers have taken to social media to appeal for peace.
Stars like Rihanna and ‘Wonder Woman’ actress Gal Gadot took to their handles to appeal for the end of the conflict and “pray for a better tomorrow.”
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“This cycle needs to be broken,” said Rihanna in her post condemning the violence that has lead to the deaths of many, including children on both sides.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who voiced her concerns for people of her homeland and Palestine, while appealing for ‘peace’, came under fire for her post. This reportedly prompted her to turn off the comments settings on her social media handle.
Meanwhile, several other stars from Zayn Malik to Lena Headey stood in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Fashion icons, Gigi and Bella Hadid, having roots in Palestine, have also been using their platform to speak out against the violence as tensions mount in the region.
“I stand with the Palestinian people and support their resistance to colonization and the protection of their human rights. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine,” Zayn wrote in his post.
A number of other bigwigs including British singer Dua Lipa, Academy Award-nominated actor Riz Ahmed, Oscar winner Viola Davis, supermodel Halima Aden, Marvel star Mark Ruffalo, and many others have also lent support for the Palestinian cause.