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Anti-Israel Celebrities Keep Mum on Video of Five Israeli Girls Captured by Hamas


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That terrible video that has just been made public, of five just captured Israeli girls, faces bloodied, surrounded by the machine-gun toting baying wolves of Hamas who kept shoving them up against a wall and threatening them with death, while making remarks full of innuendo and sexual threat — “these are girls you can get pregnant,” “you are beautiful,” “a sex slave” — has attracted lots of horrified comment. But not from everyone. The celebrities who are rooting for Hamas were silent about this video. Instead, they had their usual anti-Israel venom to spew. More on these creatures can be found here: “Anti-Israel Celebrities Remain Silent After New Hamas Video Shows Kidnapping of Female Israeli Hostages,” by Shiryn Ghermezian, Algemeiner, May 23, 2024:

Celebrities who have regularly expressed anti-Israel sentiments since the start of the Israel-Hamas war stayed quiet on Wednesday in response to a heart-wrenching new video that shows the moments when five female Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7 in southern Israel.

Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, John Cusack, and Bella Hadid were among the celebrities who stayed tight-lipped as the world saw the newly released, firsthand footage in which Hamas terrorists force the female Israeli soldiers, who are covered in blood, against a wall and threaten to kill them. The women, some of whom are teenagers, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists at the Nahal Oz base in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip. The video was taken by body cameras on the Hamas terrorists and the hostages were identified as Naama Levy, Agam Berger, Daniela Gilboa, Liri Albag, and Karina Ariev. They have been held hostage by Hamas terrorists for more than seven months.

In the clip, Hamas terrorists are heard telling the hostages in Arabic, “you dogs, we will step on you,” and “our brothers died because of you. We will shoot you all.” They also call the women “so beautiful,” and one terrorist points to the hostages while saying in Arabic, “here are the girls” who can get pregnant and “these are the Zionists.”

Instead of addressing the new Hamas video, Ruffalo — who supports a Israel-Hamas ceasefire—meaning he wants the IDF to stop fighting before it has accomplished its stated aim of dismantling Hamas —and has condemned Israel’s war against terrorists responsible for the Oct. 7 attacks — instead expressed support on Wednesday for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and his demand for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s defense minister, and three Hamas leaders.

Of course, Mark Ruffalo was delighted with ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan. Khan, after all, has requested that the ICC issue arrest warrants not just for Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, and Ismail Haniyeh, but also for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, treating Israel’s leaders as morally equivalent to Hamas terrorists. Ruffalo sees nothing wrong with this; he’s convinced that the Israeli leaders are just as, or perhaps even more guilty, of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” Why should Ruffalo comment on the video? After all, he may even be thinking that it is a clever Mossad put-up job. Or even if it is real, why should he be expected to comment on every aspect of the Gaza War? Besides, he knows there are plenty of people parroting Israeli propaganda; he wants to be on the other hand, to give voice to the voiceless, to stand up for Hamas.

Meanwhile, Cusack called Israel “war criminals” and shared a tweet that described the Jewish state as “genocidal,” but made no mention of the Hamas video.

Presented with video evidence of a real “war crime,” John Cusack preferred to remain silent, instead still harping on Israeli “war criminals” and the Jewish state’s “genocide.” Apparently he remains unimpressed with the 15 million text messages, the 16 million prerecorded messages, the 100,000 personal calls, and the nine million leaflets that were dropped — all part of a colossal campaign by the IDF to warn civilians away from sites and buildings about to be targeted. Do those warnings suggest an intention to commit “genocide”? And what of the eight field hospitals the IDF set up inside Gaza, or the Gazans who needed advanced care and were brought back by the IDF to be treated at Israeli hospitals. Genocide, Mr. Cusack? What genocide?

Where is your outrage, John Cusack? Or yours, Susan Sarandon? And what about you, Mark Ruffalo? Not a tear to shed for the five girls in that video? How did your moral sense become so pitiful and twisted?


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