LONDON: British actress Emma Watson has voiced solidarity with pro-Palestinian activism on social media, eliciting praise from pro-Palestine social media users.
The actress reposted a may post from the bad activist collective on Instagram on Sunday that depicts pro-Palestine activists marching with the words “solidarity is a verb” prominently displayed on the image.
UN Women’s goodwill ambassador also mentioned a quote from British-Australian scholar Sara Ahmed. “Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future”, the post reads.
It further added, “Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground”.
As the post that garnered around 1 million hearts gets acclaim from many human rights activists, current and former Israeli officials took to social media to slam the actress.
Israel’s UN envoy, Gilad Erdan, also reacted to her post saying “Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in reality”, while a former envoy of the Jewish state accused the 31-year-old of being an ‘antisemite’.
Meanwhile, countless violations continued in the besieged strip as officials terrorized families, launched grenades inside homes and their surroundings. These atrocities are said to be war crimes and violations of international law.