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New Maroon 5 Music Video Features Gal Gadot and Pro-Palestinian Activist Who Slammed Her IDF Support

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Israeli actress and ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot is featured in a new Maroon 5 music video, along with a slew of other female celebrities, including a pro-Palestinian blogger and activist who dissed her earlier this year.

In the “Girls Like You” clip, which dropped on Thursday, Gadot dances and sings along to the tune’s lyrics, while another scene shows Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, also known by her blog name MuslimGirl.

In January, Al-Khatahtbeh refused to accept the Changemaker Award from the cosmetics giant Revlon because of its relationship with Gadot, who is a brand ambassador for the company. Al-Khatahtbeh said at the time, “As much as this means to me and I would love to be there to celebrate with you, I cannot accept this award from Revlon with Gal Gadot as the ambassador. Her vocal support of the Israeli Defense Forces’ actions in Palestine goes against’s morals and values.”

Al-Khatahtbeh also voiced support for Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested after she was filmed punching, slapping and kicking two IDF soldiers. She said about Gadot, “we can’t accept role models that support the oppression of women and girls in other parts of the world.” Al-Khatahtbeh later criticized the “Wonder Woman” star for not voicing support for Tamimi’s release in an open letter published on her blog.

Gadot has not commented on her cameo in the music video along with Al-Khatahtbeh, however she posted a clip of the video on Twitter that showed the activist and not the actress herself. Gadot wrote in the caption that she enjoyed being “in such good company.”

Watch the music video below:

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