Israeli Celebrities Mourn IDF Deaths
Israeli entertainers are filling their social media feeds with anguished and angry personal comments over the deaths of 27 IDF soldiers and close to 100 wounded in fighting in Gaza.
“I have no pity,” said outspoken singer and dancer Michal Amdurski. “Sorry, but I don’t have a drop of pity left,” she angrily wrote her fans, according to Channel 2 News.
“No matter how much you try to explain to me that Hamas ordered (Palestinians) to remain in their homes and threatened the residents of Sajayeh not to leave, they, in my opinion, are the same as terrorist suicide bombers that use their children as human shields,” she said.
The IDF lost 13 soldiers and officers in intense fighting in the northern district of Gaza on Saturday and Sunday.
Army artillery, air strikes, and door-to-door infantry sorties to batter Hamas targets, including missile and arms sites and operational tunnels, have killed some 400 Palestinians and wounded over a thousand since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge exactly two weeks ago, according to UN and Palestinian medical sources.
“I am an Israeli,” Amdurski asserted, “proud of my army and trust in it.
“If there are going to be losses, they certainly shouldn’t be on our side,” she wrote, adding, “I like extremists from all stripes, but am fed up with the naive! Terrorists are cruel, inhumane monsters that only understand force, and I really could care less what the world thinks.”
Actress Moran Atias posted a barren Instagram post with the caption, “The heart breaks. It’s impossible to hold in the tears anymore – enough!”
“There is no photo that I can post … no words. The situation is horrible. Grief. Shame. Sadness. Stay strong and united,” she wrote.
Model Natalie Dadon posted an Instagram photo of herself huddling close to the ground during an air raid siren.
“Last night I experienced a reality for only a moment, that my dear family in Sderot, and many others have lived with for years,” she wrote.
“A reality that soldiers (our children) entered to change, for us. I woke … into a reality of pain. The inconceivable sacrifice of one of ours who is not among us any more,” She wrote.
“May your memory be for a blessing; rest in peace, dear child,” she wrote.