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Celebrities join in the online attacks on Israel

ISRAELI actress Gal Gadot might have decided for a while to steer clear of current events after drawing criticism for her rendition of John Lennon's Imagine during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the Wonder Woman star was so moved by the deepening conflict in her country that she posted a message to her 53 million Instagram followers on Wednesday.

"My heart breaks," Gadot wrote. "My country is at war.

"I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation.

"Our neighbors deserve the same... I pray for better days."

She was one of countless celebrities to weigh in on the conflict.

But many of them have been highly critical of the Israeli government's actions.

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