“To all the families, I was lucky enough to meet some of you last day,” Jewish actress Natalie Portman said in a recorded video clip posted on the ‘Bring Home Now’ Instagram page. “I was horrified by the experiences that your family members had to go through and are still going through today.
“I join with you and the international community to end this humanitarian disaster and protect women, children, the elderly and all innocent people suffering at this time. I am with you, I cry with you, I send you my thoughts. “I keep it.” I join you in this call to bring them back.”
“Women were murdered and raped. Others were abducted from their homes in front of their children. Women’s organizations have neglected their role and abandoned hostages in Gaza. They must take a stand now!”
The post concluded with a call to action, asking people to contact Sima Sami Bahous, the executive director of UN Women, with her personal email address. The post reads, “The heinous sexual crimes committed by Hamas against Israeli women on October 7 are war crimes and crimes against humanity. Distance yourself from these crimes. You are committed to women’s rights without discrimination of religion, race or gender.” are committed to preserving.”