Celebrities are continuing to express their reactions to the Hamas attack in Israel that took place over the weekend. Noah Schnapp, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and more all shared statements on social media addressing the tragedy, which took the lives of more than 1,000 people.
Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp shared a lengthy statement to Instagram on Wednesday (October 11th), writing that he is “outraged by the justification and celebration of the death of a young girls life,” after he shared a photo of one of the festival goers who was killed in the attack and was met with comments like, “no one cares free Palestine.”
He added, “I, like others, want peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. Let’s stop the rhetoric and choosing sides. Instead we must recognize that we are all on the side of the fight against terrorism. Choose humanity over violence.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrote on Instagram Tuesday (October 10th), “I don’t pretend to know everything about the complex conflict in the Middle East. It commands deep understanding, context, and nuance – what I do know is hateful acts of terrorism like these are never justified.”
Kerry Washington shared on Instagram Tuesday (October 10th) that her heart aches “for all the innocent people – especially the children – Israeli and Palestinian – who are suffering right now.”
“As a mother,” Reese Witherspoon said in a statement posted to Instagram Wednesday (October 11th), “I’m having a hard time finding words to express my despair and outrage at the brutal murder and kidnapping of Jewish people in Israel over the past few days. The ongoing conflict and loss of innocent lives in Israel and Palestine is more than the human spirit can bear. We are witnessing the darkest parts of humanity.”