Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, who hails from Israel took to Twitter on Wednesday to post a message on the Israel-Palestinian conflict she thought would be about unity and peace between the two nations amid the violence that erupted in the region again. But instead, Gadot’s tweet was received with such backlash that the actress turned off commenting on her post and just left the tweet out there. Critics and Palestinian supporters accused the actress of using her position as a ‘propaganda’ for Israel and their attempts at ‘ethnic cleansing’.
Gadot, who is a former soldier with the Israeli Defence Forces, put out a message in solidarity with her country which angered a huge section of netizens who accused her of propagating Israel’s agenda against Palestine.
Gadot wrote, “My heart breaks. My country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation. Our neighbours deserve the same.”
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) May 12, 2021
“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 we can live side by side in peace. I pray for better days.” she concluded the tweet.
But netizens lashed out at the actress, check tweets here:
Why r these types of tweet came across my timeline?? Hey ma'am you are wrong. Israel isn't at ‘war' with Palestine but "your country" started it first. You can't even say the word "Palestinians" on your tweet. Lol. She always makes self-contradictory statements.🤧#FreePalestine🇵🇸 https://t.co/vkZjCvDame
— – F A K H I R A H – (@Fakhirah_21) May 13, 2021
— Ronel Blanco (@ronelblanco8) May 13, 2021
— Richard Vickery (@richard_vickery) May 12, 2021
— Laila Barhoum (@laila_barhoum) May 13, 2021
Grew up adoring Wonder Women and was so happy to see her on screen, it showed me how powerful woman could be. Now she’s shown me that they can also be villains. I don’t claim her as my Wonder Women anymore🖕🏽 https://t.co/QSwTMU9Ln9
— that bitch (@talkingtoomuchh) May 12, 2021
Your country is not at war. Israel perpetrates crimes against humanity. IT IS ETHNIC CLEANSING, and it clearly doesn't need an education to know that. https://t.co/EUlsQMRnAQ
— aly (@liliwritesss_) May 13, 2021
My heart breaks.
Wonder Woman no more. https://t.co/XZFpoYcaUt
— moaning martha (@yanideputa) May 13, 2021
— Mohamad Jayyusi (@JayyusiMohamad) May 13, 2021