Gal Gadot, Amy Schumer, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more celebrities are taking to social media to show their support for Israel amid the country’s declared war against Hamas following the large-scale attack by the Palestinian militants Saturday.
Unsurprisingly, Israeli-born Gadot was one of the most vocal celebrities to speak out about the war: the Wonder Woman star served two mandatory years in the Israel Defense Forces. “I stand with Israel, you should too,” Godot wrote in an Instagram post published Saturday afternoon. “The world cannot sit on the fence when these horrific acts of terror are happening!”
More than 24 hours after Hamas launched its massive attack out of Gaza, Israeli forces are still hunting down groups of militant fighters holed up in several towns of southern Israel, according to the Associated Press. The Israeli Health Ministry reports that at least 500 people are dead and 2,000 others are injured in that country; 232 are dead and 1,790 others are injured in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced Sunday.
Godot has also published several Instagram Stories (which expire 24 hours after posting) about the war, including one that reads, “At least 250 Israelis have been murdered and dozens of women, children and elders held as hostages in Gaza, by Palestinian military group Hamas. Starting early morning, more than 3,000 rockets were fired. Hamas is holding hostages controlling bases and settlements in Israel. There have been more than 1,500 injured, and heavy fighting is still ongoing. ‘I hear their voices and they are banging on the door. I am with my two little children.’ My heart is aching.”
Jerusalem-born talent manager Guy Oseary, perhaps best known to laypeople for his longstanding business relationship with Madonna, also posted a statement of support. While it no longer appears to be online, it was reposted by one-time Oseary client, comedian Amy Schumer. According to Schumer’s repost, Oseary posted a video that appears to be from the Supernova music festival, which was attached by Hamas forces on Saturday, the BBC reports.
“Over 200 Israelis have been murdered this morning. The terrorist organization Hamas said: ‘If you have a gun, get it out. This is the time to use it – get out with trucks, cars, axes, today the best and most honorable history starts,’” Oseary reportedly wrote. “This is horrific.. these murders are being celebrated in Iran. Noa in this video was at a music festival when she and others were shot at and kidnapped.. many women, children and elderly are being taken from their homes and kidnapped.”
“I have always prayed for peace. ALWAYS,” Oseary’s statement reportedly continued. “I have always spoken up for my Jewish community and have also spoken up for my Arab brothers and sisters. I have no words today. Only heartbreak. Only tears.”
“Jewish people are the only group not allowed to defend themselves,” Schumer added. “This has nothing to do with the occupation. Hamas don’t want end to occupation, They want to eradicate Israel. They’re funded by Iran, who are trying to destroy the peace deal.”