Gal Gadot has demanded the world not ‘sit on the fence’ over the war in Israel and Palestine after hundreds of people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday.
The Wonder Woman actress, 38, served in the Israeli army as a combat trainer more than a decade ago, leading some to wonder if she could be drafted to fight in the war with Hamas.
This weekend, the former Miss Israel 2004 was one of the first Hollywood names to support Israel, writing: “I support Israel, you should too. The world cannot remain silent when these heinous acts of terror are taking place!’
The star also asked her followers to donate money to those affected by last weekend’s attacks, which left hundreds of Israeli soldiers and civilians stranded.
Gadot also shared a video from U2’s Sunday show at the Sphere in Las Vegas, where the band dedicated their song Pride (In the Name of Love) to the hundreds of music fans who were murdered and kidnapped during a music festival in Israel on Saturday.
Actress Gal Gadot has demanded that the world not ‘sit on the fence’ as she expressed support for her native country after hundreds of people were killed in a terror attack in Israel on Saturday
The Wonder Woman star, 38, famously served in the Israeli army as a combat trainer more than a decade ago
On Saturday, the former Miss Israel 2004 was one of the first Hollywood names to speak out in support of Israel and share news of Hamas’ attack on civilians.
Bono adapted the lyrics of the hit by saying: ‘Sing for our brothers and sisters – which they themselves sang at the Supernova Sukkot festival in Israel… We sing for them. Our people, our kind of people, music people. Playful, experimental people. Our kind of people. We sing for them.’
During his concert, Bono added: “In light of what has happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about nonviolence seems somewhat ridiculous, even laughable, but our prayers have always been for peace and for nonviolence… But our hearts and our anger, you know what that points to. So sing along with us… and those beautiful children at that music festival.”
“Thank you U2 and Bono for supporting Israel,” Gadot wrote on her Instagram Story.
Gadot served two years in the IDF, which is mandatory for Israelis, and says her military service helped her with discipline and teamwork skills, which she now applies to filmmaking.
‘It’s not about you, you’re not number one. Right now we’re doing something for a bigger purpose and when you’re filming a movie, the bigger goal is to make a great movie,” she told Fox in August.
‘I’m not spoiled, I can work hard. I have a very strong work ethic and I think it goes with that.”
The star has also asked her followers to donate money to those affected by last weekend’s attacks
All Israeli citizens are being called to fight as the nation enters what experts are calling the worst conflict between Israel and Palestine in decades.
As many as 300,000 Israeli reservists have already been called up to join the IDF forces.
It is not clear whether the star has been called up as a reservist. DailyMail.com has reached out to Gadot’s team for comment on this story.
Gadot and other stars such as Kylie Jenner, Madonna and Amy Schumer have been abused online by pro-Palestinian social media users after expressing support for the Jewish nation. Some even demanded that the actress be boycotted.
“I unfollowed Nina Dobrev ian Somerhalder, gal gadot, Thibaut Courto blocked Kylie Jenner because I never followed her in the first place, the list keeps growing and I’m here for it,” said one X user.
Another said: ‘Gal Gadot, Madonna, Mark Hamill, Amy Schumer, Natalie Portman and, even more disappointed, Jamie Lee Curtis all publicly support Israel. I stand with Palestine against Israel’s illegal occupation of their land.”
A third said: ‘I hate gal gadot with all my heart. I don’t even watch any movie or show with her in it. It’s not that hard to boycott and ignore them!’
Meanwhile, former porn star Mia Khalifa has loudly supported Hamas’ armed attack on civilians online.
The 30-year-old repeatedly supported the group’s bombings and kidnappings to her five million followers on X, urging the aggressors to film horizontally so she could get a better view of the carnage.
The Lebanese-American posted: ‘Can someone please tell the freedom fighters in Palestine to turn their phones around and film horizontally.’
The Palestinian terrorist group stormed the Supernova Festival taking place near Kibbutz Re’im, close to the Gaza Strip, as part of their surprise attack launched on Saturday.
This morning, harrowing dashcam footage of the incident showed gunmen executing civilians as they lay in the sand before searching their pockets and emptying bags from their cars.
Bono adapted the lyrics of the hit and said: ‘Sing for our brothers and sisters – which they themselves sang at the Supernova Sukkot festival in Israel’
Gadot and other stars such as Kylie Jenner, Madonna and Amy Schumer have been abused online by pro-Palestinian social media users
But the former porn star was unmoved by the criticism and continued to defend Hamas’s actions as justified.
She reposted a message stating that “the United States of America is also a terrorist state” and went after Kylie Jenner for sharing and then deleting a post in support of Israel.
“If real journalism exists, the next person who talks to Kylie Jenner will ask her opinion about the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and won’t break eye contact until she can string together one coherent sentence because she wants to take a stand against her 400 million followers. so bad,” Khalifa wrote.
More than 700 Israeli soldiers and civilians were shot dead or blown up Saturday in rocket attacks by Palestinian gunmen, who mowed down some 260 innocent people at a music festival in a brutal, unexpected offensive that drew comparisons to the September 11 attacks. or Pearl Harbor.
In retaliation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and air force bombarded the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and rocket attacks, claiming to have hit more than a thousand Hamas targets in the past two days.
A paramedic holds a little girl crying after she was taken from the scene of the Gaza bombing on Monday
Now, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said authorities will cut electricity to the Gaza Strip and block access of food and fuel, stating that his forces are “fighting barbarians (terrorists) and will respond accordingly.”
The measures will essentially create siege-like conditions, leaving the millions of Palestinians living in the small, fenced area to starve if attacked from the air.
The announcement comes as Israeli soldiers, backed by helicopters, killed at least two gunmen crossing the northern border from Lebanon today, signaling a possible new front opening as Israeli forces continued to battle Hamas terrorists in the south . Artillery shelling and gunfire were heard on Lebanon’s southern border with Israel, a local journalist said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally declared war on Sunday and the army has called up about 300,000 reservists, suggesting bigger fighting is ahead with a possible ground attack on Gaza.
Netanyahu has vowed to completely destroy the “military and governance capabilities” of Hamas, which has deep roots in Gaza and has ruled unchallenged since 2007.