Angelina Jolie slams world leaders, says they are ‘complicit in the crimes’ in Gaza

Angelina Jolie slams world leaders, says they are ‘complicit in the crimes’ in Gaza

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By QLNews

American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, in a scathing note on Instagram, tore into Israel for their ‘deliberate bombing of a trapped population who have nowhere to flee.’

“Gaza has been an open-air prison for nearly two decades and is fast becoming a mass grave. 40 per cent of those killed are innocent children. Whole families are being murdered,” wrote Jolie, a former special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) programme, in a post that has already been liked 2.4 million times.

Since October 7, more than 8,800 Palestinians have lost their lives in the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.

“While the world watches and with the active support of many governments, millions of Palestinian civilians — children, women, families — are being collectively punished and dehumanized, all while being deprived [of] food, medicine and humanitarian aid against international law,” added the actress, who boasts of almost 15 million followers on Instagram.

“By refusing to demand a humanitarian ceasefire and blocking the UN Security Council from imposing one on both parties, world leaders are complicit in these crimes,” she wrote.

Four days earlier, she had shared another note in which she said the atrocities had to stop.

“What happened in Israel is an act of terror. But that cannot justify the innocent lives lost in bombing a civilian population in Gaza that has nowhere to go, no access to food or water, no possibility of evacuation, and not even the basic human right to cross a border to seek refuge,” she wrote.

“Because of my work with refugees for 20 years, my focus is on the people displaced by violence in any context. Gaza has a population of over two million people (half of them children), who have lived under a severe blockade for nearly two decades, on top of decades of displacement and statelessness.

“The few aid trucks that are entering are a fraction of what is needed (and was delivered daily before the present conflict), and the bombings are causing desperate new humanitarian needs daily.

“The denial of aid, fuel and water is collectively punishing a people. Humanity demands an immediate ceasefire. Palestinian and Israeli lives — and the lives of all people globally — matter equally. Anything that can prevent civilian casualties and save lives must be done,” she wrote.

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