It is now official; Wonder Woman is pro-IDF. Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who recently played the caped superhero in Zack Snyder’s new DC movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” posted a message on her official Facebook page, just days before a poster of her in character first debuted, showing her support for the Israel Defense Forces.
Gadot uploaded a photo of herself praying with her daughter Alma. “I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens,” she wrote. “Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children...We shall overcome!!! Shabbat Shalom! #weareright #freegazafromhamas #stopterror #coexistance #loveidf”
The post quickly received over 200,000 ‘likes’, and thousands of shares with fellow pro-IDF supporters. Also more than 15,000 negative and positive comments were quickly added. The comments consisted of statements both aggressively opposed to her position and vocaly for it.
One follower wrote in response, “Zionist israeli army is the biggest terrorist organisation! Palestinians are facing ethnic cleansing ever since the zionist israelis started snatching land! What would you do if your land home and everything you had is being taken away constantly? [sic]”
Another wrote, “You all complain, not realizing that Israel is just fighting to stay alive! Hamas is using the people of Gaza as pawns, as shields! [sic]”
Gadot is surely not the only celebrity who has publically pledge their support of Israel and the IDF. Twitter was shocked by Bill Maher’s bit, and Joan Rivers ranted about Israel having the right to defend herself. Howard Stern also vehemently supported Israel on his radio show.