Cynthia Nixon, known for her role in Sex and the City, is participating in a hunger strike in Washington, DC, to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.
She emphasized the high civilian death toll in Gaza from Israeli strikes and urged President Joe Biden to intervene.
Nixon also highlighted her Jewish background and the impact of the conflict on her children. (Trending: Donald Trump Confronts Bud Light CEO.)
‘Never again means never again for everyone.’
Actress Cynthia Nixon, ‘as the mother of Jewish children, whose grandparents survived the holocaust’, declares her hunger strike to demand a permanent ceasefire.
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“I have been asked by my son to use any voice I have, to affirm as loudly as possible, that never again means never again for everyone,” she said.
“In seven weeks, Israel has killed more civilians on a tiny strip of land than was killed in 20 years of war in the entire country of Afghanistan.”
“I am sick and tired of people explaining this away by saying that civilian casualties are a routine toll of war.”
“I would like to make a personal plea to a president who has himself experienced such devastating personal loss, to connect with that empathy for which he is so well known, to look at the children of Gaza, and imagine that they were his children.”
“None of this is normal, none of this is routine, and none of this can be allowed to continue,” she added. “As we have seen over the past few days, a ceasefire is critical to stopping the killing of thousands of innocent souls, and for the safe return of thousands of hostages.”
The hunger strike coincided with a four-day ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel.
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