Gal Gadot slammed after calling for unity for Israel and 'neighbors' in Gaza amid ongoing conflict

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“Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot’s attempt to post a unifying message on Twitter amidst the ongoing violence in the Middle East backfired as critics instead assailed the actress for her experience fighting in the Israeli Defense Forces when she was younger and accused her of being a “propaganda” tool for the Israeli military.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched rockets into Israel this week, targeting Jerusalem, southern Israel, and Tel Aviv. Israel responded by launching a series of airstrikes, killing a top Hamas commander and several other senior Hamas militants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu added that they will use “an iron fist if needed” to stop accompanying violent protests by Arab citizens. Over 30 people have been killed in the escalating violence, which marks their most serious conflict since the 2014 Gaza War. 

“Reminder Gal Gadot served in the IDF for two years where she not only witnessed the ethnic cleansing of Palestine firsthand but also actively supported it. How can you advocate to stop the vicious cycle of terror when you are standing on the frontlines enabling it #FreePalestine,” wrote one user, @thetaeprint.

Others accused her of being a “propaganda” tool for Israel.

However, as Gadot’s supporters noted, Israeli military service is mandatory for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18, including most young women. That fact was not lost on some people, including high profile figures like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who spoke up on Gadot’s behalf.

Gadot has turned off comments to the post on Twitter.

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