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Ranvir Shorey ‘shames’ those who ‘all eyes on Rafah’ but remains silent on Israeli hostages

The hashtag “All eyes on Rafah” gained traction on social media following Israeli airstrikes that left 40 Palestinians dead and dozens injured in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. Many Indian celebrities, including Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Rashmika Mandanna, Sonakshi Sinha, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Triptii Dimri, Dia Mirza and Richa Chadha, among others, showed their support for the Palestinians by sharing the phrase viral on their respective Instagram stories.

In contrast, Ranvir Shorey raised a question in an article, wondering why those who follow Rafah remain silent on the hostage situation in Israel. Speaking to #shame.”

Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra, who often faces backlash for remaining silent on Palestine despite being a UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, also took to her Instagram account and added the template “All eyes on Rafah” to his story.

While the Israeli military said its air force struck a Hamas compound in Rafah and that the strike was carried out with “precise munitions and based on precise intelligence,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that a “tragic mistake” had been made.

“Despite all our efforts not to harm innocent civilians, a tragic accident occurred last night,” Netanyahu said Monday in a speech to the Israeli parliament. “We are investigating the incident and will reach a conclusion because that is our policy.”

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Sunday night’s attack brought the total number of Palestinian deaths in the war to more than 36,000, according to Gaza’s health ministry, which does not distinguish between combatants and non-combatants in its tally.

Hamas started the war with its October 7 attack on communities in southern Israel, killing around 1,200 people and taking more than 250 hostages. Efforts to reach an agreement to stop the fighting and return more than 120 hostages have been stalled for weeks, but there were signs of movement over the weekend following meetings between security officials. Israeli and American intelligence and the Prime Minister of Qatar.

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  • Shreyanka Mazumdar

    Shreyanka Mazumdar is a sub-editor of the entertainment team at News18. With

    first publication: May 29, 2024, 11:13 AM IST