Actress Gal Gadot recently criticized the silence surrounding Hamas’ use of sexual violence, urging for a decisive response and calling on women and allies to demand the immediate release of women held hostage.
Gadot specifically referenced the treatment of Shani Louk by Hamas.
“The world has failed the women of October 7th,” Gadot said. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)
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“We claim we stand against rape, violence against women.”
“We will not let women be victimized and then silenced. We say we believe women, stand with women, speak out for women.”
“This is our moment as women and allies of women to act.”
“I am beseeching all those who have done so much for women’s rights globally – from the UN, to the human rights community, to please join in the demand that Hamas release every single woman hostage immediately – not after the next round of international mediation, not after another day. These women cannot survive another moment of this horror,” Gadot wrote.
Additionally, there has been extensive discussion surrounding the lack of response from progressive Democrats to the Hamas atrocities, with a focus on the need to address the situation without diverting the conversation to other issues.
“With respect, I was just asking about the women, and you turned it back to Israel. I’m asking you about Hamas,” CNN’s Dana Bash said to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), after the Democrat failed to condemn Hamas.
“We have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians. Fifteen thousand Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, three-quarters of whom are women and children,” Jayapal said.
“And it’s horrible,” Bash said. “But you don’t see Israeli soldiers raping Palestinian women.”
“I don’t want this to be the hierarchies of oppressions,” Jayapal responded.
The official UN Women X account faced criticism for its delayed condemnation of the Hamas massacre and the group’s treatment of women.