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Voices for the Cause: The World’s Reaction On The Escalating Violence between Israel and Hamas

Israel and Hamas are involved in an escalation of violence. On Sunday, October 8th, the Hamas terrorist group surprised Israel with an attack, prompting Israel, in turn, to respond with deadly bombings.

The entire world reacted almost immediately. World leaders, athletes and renowned artists have expressed their opinions on this conflict’s new deadly chapter.

The Arab League

The Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo. As the meeting concluded they urged Israel to “an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and to fulfill its international law obligations”. Furthermore, they emphasized the importance of “resuming the peace process and starting serious negotiations between Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.”

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, expressed his concern stressing the “need to stop the war in Gaza as soon as possible to prevent devastating consequences.”


Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbib, affirmed, in a post on her X account, her country’s viewpoint on the conflict: “Belgium strongly condemns the massive rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. Violence and terror only perpetuate suffering and hinder the path to dialogue.” She also added that “We are monitoring the situation closely.”


China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, has also expressed his country’s concern about the escalating Israel-Palestine conflict. China calls for an immediate ceasefire and for the protection of all civilians.

El Salvador

El Salvador’s President, Nayib Bukele, who has Palestinian ancestry, also expressed, in a post on his X account, his condemnation on this new cycle of violence and those involved. Bukele called out Hamas by writing: “Those savage beasts do not represent the Palestinians”.

The Salvadoran leader, in lieu of the violent events between Israel and Hamas, made it clear that the world needs to separate the terrorist group of Hamas from the true Palestinian population, emphasizing that no one should fall into the mistake of supporting terrorist violence in the name of Palestine.

Celebrities Also Speak Out

Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand’s former rugby player, wrote: “Praying for Gaza” while posting Palestine’s flag.

Meanwhile, US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad shared a quote from Malcolm X which reads: “If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

Mark Ruffalo, Hollywood actor, shared a message from journalist Nathan Thrall, which says: “It is horrific to see innocent civilians killed and held hostage, and there is no justification for it. We pray for their safety, as we pray for the safety of the innocent people of Gaza who are being bombarded”.

Model and professional US boxer Younes Bendjima was adamant when stating: “There is only one side”. He was also critical since Israel is being favored with widespread international support.

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