Khalid Abdalla issued a political statement on Sunday by writing “Ceasefire NOW” on his hand in black marker at the Los Angeles premiere of series six of The Crown.
The 42-year-old actor, who plays Princess Diana’s late boyfriend Dodi Fayed in the Netflix series, has called for a ceasefire as the war between Israel and Hamas rages.
Abdalla joined Elizabeth Debicki (Diana), Rufus Kampa (William) and Fflyn Edwards (Harry) at the screening held at the Westwood Regency Village Theater, ahead of the new season’s release on November 16.
While posing for photos with co-star Debicki, Abdalla revealed bold writing on his hand in black marker.
He raised his hand toward the cameras, where he had written “Ceasefire NOW.”
Bold statement: Khalid Abdalla issued a political statement on Sunday by writing “Ceasefire NOW” on his hand in black marker at the Los Angeles premiere of series six of The Crown.
Clear message: the 42-year-old actor, who plays Dodi Fayed in the Netflix series, wrote “Ceasefire NOW” on his hand with a black marker.
Social media: Khalid frequently used the hashtag #CeasefireNow online and signed a letter in support of a ceasefire.
He wrote on Twitter: “Because all lives are sacred. Because I believe in the power of the human heart.
“Because we must be clear and open and do everything we can for a better world. #CeasefireNow.’
It’s a hashtag he’s used before, writing on Remembrance Sunday alongside a photo of pro-Palestinian protesters: “I’m so proud of London for not succumbing to all the intimidation and for having shown what a walk of love for our common humanity looks like during the armistice. Day. #CeasefireNOW.’
Abdalla plays Princess Diana’s romantic partner, Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian film producer and son of billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed.
Princess Diana and Dodi died tragically in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
The actor looked handsome in a black suit with a white shirt underneath.
Khalid has already signed a letter demanding a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza with Artists for Palestine UK, alongside Tilda Swinton, Miriam Margolyes and Steve Coogan.
The more than 4,000 artists said: “Our governments not only tolerate war crimes, they aid and abet them. »
Co-star: Khalid with Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in the Netflix series
On screen: Princess Diana and Dodi died tragically in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997
Chaos: Khalid tweeted his support for pro-Palestinian marches this weekend, on Armistice Day
Back to the story: the final season will cover the relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed
As he was: Dodi photographed in New York on August 19, 1997, just days before he and Princess Diana were tragically killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31.
They then condemned “any act of violence against civilians and any violation of international law, whoever their perpetrator”.
A similar letter from US celebrities to Joe Biden included the signatures of Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett.
This follows pro-Palestinian rallies over the weekend, causing chaos on Armistice Day on November 11.
Suella Braverman – who was sacked as Home Secretary this morning – sparked controversy after her explosive comments accusing the police of ‘playing favourites’ ahead of the 300,000-strong protest on the streets of central London calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Critics accused the minister of inflaming the situation by calling the pro-Palestinian demonstration a “hate march”.
However, his supporters insist that the violence proved him right.
The barbaric Hamas attack on October 7 killed around 1,200 people in Israel, and more than 200 people are still being held hostage in Gaza.
Across the world, thousands took to the streets in protests to demand a ceasefire in Palestine, but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said it would not happen until all hostages were released .
Big news: The actor made a political statement at the Los Angeles premiere of the final season of The Crown.
Sweet: Elizabeth Debicki was joined by her on-screen sons, Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards, at the Los Angeles premiere of The Crown season 6
As of Sunday, Hamas had released only four prisoners, including American nationals Natalie Shoshana Raanan, 17, and her mother Judith Tai Raanan, 59.
Netanyahu said he still had daily contact with Biden and also had the “political and ethical support” of the US administration.
But the Arab and Muslim world has called for an immediate end to military operations in Gaza, rejecting the Israeli justification for self-defense.
A statement issued at the summit urged the International Criminal Court to investigate “war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel” as it continues to wage war in the Gaza Strip.
The World Health Organization warned Sunday that Gaza’s largest hospital is “not working” and is in a “perilous” state after an airstrike left it without power and water for three days.