Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor recently spoke up for the children in Gaza, on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict on her Instagram. She highlighted the heartbreaking fact that many children are caught in the midst of the conflict in Gaza. She made a strong point that the lives of Israeli and Palestinian children are equally important, emphasizing that concern for human life should transcend political boundaries.
Earlier, Sonam Kapoor shared a post from model and TV personality Gigi Hadid, who expressed her deep empathy for the tragic impact of the conflict, especially on innocent children. Gigi Hadid also stressed that her concerns for peace and justice don’t involve any harm to Jewish people.
Sonam Kapoor also shared her own thoughts, echoing the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. She underlined the idea that violence and death ultimately lead to destruction and stressed the importance of striving for non-violence in our thoughts, words, and actions.
On the work front, Sonam Kapoor is preparing for her upcoming project, an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s book “Battle of Bittora.” The film, produced by Anil Kapoor Films Company, is expected to grace the screens in 2024.
Meanwhile, Indian social media is largely siding with Israel in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel cheered India’s win against Pakistan in the ICC ODI’s Men World Cup 2023.
As the Israeli-imposed deadline for the evacuation of 1.1 million civilians in northern Gaza approached, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) issued a stark warning about the deteriorating situation in the region.
With fears of a major advance by Israeli ground forces into Gaza, the UN agency expressed grave concerns about the safety of civilians, particularly those seeking refuge in UNRWA shelters. The agency emphasized that, according to the rules of warfare, civilians, hospitals, schools, clinics, and United Nations premises must not be targeted.