Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is facing criticism after posting a message calling for an end to the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine.
Posting a statement on Twitter, Gadot, who is Israeli and served in the Israeli army before she rose to fame, shared her fears for her friends and family and said that Israel “deserves to live as a free and safe nation” and “our neighbours deserve the same”.
While replies to the tweet have been disabled, users are still able to repost and comment on the statement, which led to the star’s name trending on the site.
Some users have accused Gadot of posting “propaganda” for Israel, and some have compared the star’s stance against that of Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman, who shared a post by Viola Davis spreading educational resources about the situation.
However, others have defended the star, saying she was simply calling for peace, while some have described the backlash against her as anti-Semitic.