Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Varun Dhawan extend support to Palestine after Israel’s attack on Rafah | Bollywood

Days after Israel’s assault on Rafah, numerous prominent Bollywood stars have come forward to express their support for Palestine. Among these are Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan, along with others. (Also Read: Mahira Khan and more Pakistani celebrities demonstrate solidarity with Palestine after Israel’s strike on Rafah)

Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor show support for Palestine

Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday and re-posted an entry by @themotherhoodhome which said, “All children deserve affection. All children deserve protection. All children deserve tranquility. All children deserve life. And all mothers deserve to be able to provide their children those things (red heart doodle).” Alia captioned it, “#AllEyesOnRafah.” Alia and her actor-husband Ranbir Kapoor welcomed their daughter Raha Kapoor in November 2022.

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Kareena Kapoor, Alia’s sister-in-law, also shared a post on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday from UNICEF’s official Instagram handle. Executive Director Catherine Russell denounced the killing of children and families in Rafah, calling the action “unforgivable.”

Varun Dhawan also took to his Instagram stories to share the “All Eyes on Rafah” image circulating on social media in protest of Israel’s latest assault.

Other actors who joined in solidarity included Madhuri Dixit, Triptii Dimri, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Samantha Prabhu, Dia Mirza, and Swara Bhasker.

Israel-Palestine conflict
Israeli bombardments and airstrikes resulted in the deaths of at least 37 individuals, most of whom were seeking refuge in tents outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight and on Tuesday. These strikes devastated the same region where recent attacks caused a fatal fire within a camp for displaced Palestinians. Israel’s offensive on Rafah, started on May 6, caused over 1 million people to flee the city, as reported by the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees on Tuesday. Many were already displaced multiple times during the nearly eight-month long conflict between Israel and Hamas. Families are now dispersed across makeshift tent camps and other war-torn locations. A spokesperson for the World Health Organization stated that the casualties from Sunday’s strike and fire “completely overwhelmed” field hospitals in the region, which were already lacking supplies necessary to treat severe burns. The United States and other allies of Israel have cautioned against a full-scale invasion of the city, with the Joe Biden administration stating that such an action would cross a “red line” and refusing to supply offensive weapons for this endeavor.

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