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‘Stop the Attack on Gaza’: Lebanese star protest at Cannes Film Festival 

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During her first walk at the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet, the Lebanese actress Manal Issa protested the indiscriminate killings of Palestinians at the Gaza border by Israel. Manal Issa used the platform to redirect the world’s attention towards Israel’s aggression against the Palestinians. She held a placard that said ‘Stop The Attack on Gaza’ on the red carpet. Manan Issa appeared with her team for the premiere of her movie ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.

On Monday, Israeli forces fired and opened tear gas, killing sixty Palestinians and injuring thousands in a protest on the Gaza border. The Palestinian authorities called it a massive massacre of the protestors on the day when the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

The protests were also held to mark the Nakba, or ‘catastrophe’ commemorating the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war. According to Gaza’s health ministry, 2400 people were injured in the clash. Among the sixty people, eight were children under the age of 16 and a baby who died after inhaling the tear gas.

The Palestinian authorities called it a massive massacre of the protestors on the day when the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

Hollywood star Benicio Del Toro joined the Palestinians at the Cannes Film Festival in a demonstration against the Israeli killings on the Gaza border. The demonstrators observed a one-minute silence. The dozens of people stood in a circle and held hands outside the Palestinian pavilion. This is the first time the Palestinians have had their own pavilion to promote their movie industry at Cannes.

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“It’s really crazy to be here with the films and the filmmakers, talking about our future plans while our kids and families are suffering from the Israeli attack on them,” said Palestinian film producer and director, May Odeh.

Manal Issa’s protest has garnered her criticism on social media as commentators believe that the Palestinians and Hamas were responsible for the clash. They said the Palestinians should stop protesting to save their lives.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. ….And the most ‘Stupidest’ of all, are watching them (Palestinians) die that too on their homeland forcibly taken away from them by Israel the Terrorists..

  2. The breathtaking stupidity of the Gazans may be appreciated by how very well Hamas actually assists Israel in the destruction of Hamas by its own protests. Israel has a simple four word rule: “approach Border – get shot.” Anyone who stupidly chooses to approach the Border also stupidly chooses, by that stupid act, to be shot: cause = effect; stupid is as stupid does.

    The constant orders by Hamas for Gazans to approach the Border ironically actually are helping Israel against Hamas because those stupid Gazans who choose to approach the Border are injured or killed and, therefore, are eliminated, not only as a possible present threat to Israel, but also eliminated as a possible future threat to Israel. Because they will continue to be eliminated as a present and future threat for as long as the protests continue, the continuation of the protests by Hamas will continue to help Israel reduce future threats since Hamas is slaughtering the ranks of its own alleged “army” by its pathetic protests. Israel does not have to check papers or computer information to determine the present and future threat potential of those Gazans who approach the Border. Israel only has to see which suicidal idiots approach the Border to know their present and future threat potential.

    Stupid is as stupid does, and stupid is Hamas and Gaza for a dozen reasons: (1) actually creating for Israel this Darwinian “Natural Selection” of the elimination of present and future Gazan terrorists by Hamas ordering the “Natural Selection” of where Gazans should walk, which enables Israel to eliminate them as future threats; (2) not one Israeli soldier has sustained even one small, shallow paper cut as a result of the protests; (3) in contrast, over 100 deaths and thousands of injuries to Gazans; (4) those few protesters who actually penetrate the Border (and always only a few meters) are either shot or caught or both, which completely destroys Hamas’ alleged great “March of Return” as it truly is a “March of Turn Around” in Gaza; (5) the protests have not changed the daily lives of Gazans in any way whatsoever; (6) the protests had no effect on the May 14 opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem; (7) the protests will have no effect on the recent opening of the Guatemala Embassy and next week’s opening of the Paraguay Embassy in Jerusalem; (8) the protests will have no effect on many other future Embassies in Jerusalem; (9) the protests had no effect on the lives of the people of Israel; (10) the protests attest to the completely destructive governance of Gaza by Hamas since it took power in 2006; (11) the protest corroborate the utterly failed policies and promises of Hamas to Gazans since Hamas was established in 1986; and (12) the protests prove the terrible stupidity of the people of Gaza to follow Hamas.

    Stupid is – as stupid does.

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