“Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp posted a strong message in support of Israel in a new Instagram post.
Schnapp, a Jewish American who plays Will Byers on the popular Netflix show, said he was heartbroken by the violence committed by Hamas against Israel on Saturday, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,000 Israeli citizens.
The actor, who was in the country this summer and had his bar mitzvah there in 2018, also denounced those who portray Israel as the villain in its tensions with the Palestinian people. He urged everyone to stand with Israel against terrorism.
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“Either you stand with Israel or you stand with terrorism,” he said. “It shouldn’t be a difficult choice. Shame on you.”
Schnapp posted the message on social media this week, opening it with a reference to his own Jewish heritage as well as a message of solidarity with the country shaken by the deadly attack.
“As an American Jew, I am afraid. I am afraid for my brothers and sisters in Israel, who have been senselessly attacked by Hamas. I am truly heartbroken to see the brutal murders of children , women and innocent soldiers fighting to defend themselves,” he said. wrote.
The actor acknowledged that he wanted peace between the Palestinians and Israel, but insisted that people should not choose sides on the issue. He added: “Like others, I want peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Let’s stop talking and choosing sides. Instead, we must recognize that we are all on the side of fighting terrorism . Choose humanity over violence.”
Schnapp’s same post included a message aimed at those who criticized him for an earlier post lamenting the fate of a young Israeli woman killed by Hamas militants. He said: “I just reposted a beautiful photo of an innocent young girl whose life was taken by Hamas at a music festival. I was greeted with comments saying “no one cares, free Palestine” and “She deserves this, and every Israeli terrorist deserves it”. that – Free Palestine.'”
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He condemned such responses, saying: “I am outraged by the justification and celebration of the death of a young girl. Have people lost their minds??? STOP!”
“This is one example of many messages, rallies and petitions signed to try to justify the brutality against these innocent Israelis,” he said, adding: “You don’t have to be Jewish, you don’t have to be Jewish. You don’t have to be Israeli. , you just need to use empathy and common sense to know that THIS is false.”
Various activist groups have expressed sympathy for the Palestinian people following Hamas’ attack on Israel. A major Black Lives Matter group defended Palestinian resistance to Israel in a recent Instagram post, as did a Black Lives Matter chapter in Chicago.
Additionally, MSNBC host Ali Velshi and his pro-Palestinian guest questioned whether Israel’s alleged oppression of Israel was a significant factor in encouraging Hamas to murder innocent Israelis.
Noah Schnapp nor his team immediately responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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