Post on the Harry Potter star Instagram account criticized by Israeli authorities but “liked” by TV users.
The official Instagram account of British actress Emma Watson has shown solidarity with the Palestinian people in a new post, calling for widespread support from Palestinian users and severe criticism of Israeli authorities.
The film’s star character, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, shared a photo Monday from a pro-Palestinian conference with the caption, “Solidarity is a verb”.
The statue was first posted in May last year by the Bad Activism Collective after Israel took action 11-day terrorist attack on Gaza Strip. At the time, several celebrities had given more thought to the controversy, with figures such as Bella Hadid and Susan Sarandon sending messages to help Palestinians.
In a statement, Sarah Ahmed, a British-Australian poet, stated: “We do not consider our reading to be a failure, that our lesson is wrong, or that our lesson is in the future.
“Unity involves commitment, work, and recognition that even though we do not have the same mindset, or the same life, or the same bodies, we live in harmony.”
Watson’s bio on Instagram says his account was “taken by an anonymous Feminist Collective”.
The article, which by Tuesday had nearly one million likes and over 89,000 comments, was appreciated by Palestinian social media users. Many thanked Watson for his support, while others added the hashtags #FreePalestine and #PalestineWillBeFree to their comments.
On the other hand, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, criticized the move.
“Fictional stories may work in Harry Potter but they do not work,” he wrote on Twitter. “In that case, the magic used in the occult would have stopped the evil of Hamas (which oppresses women and seeks to destroy Israel) and PA (which promotes terrorism). I wish I had that! ” he said.
Fiction may work in Harry Potter but it does not work in real life. If so, the magic used in the magical world could eliminate the evils of Hamas (which oppresses women & seek the destruction of Israel) and the PA (which fosters terror). I would love that! pic.twitter.com/u1TrP3sqSS
– Ambassador Gilad Erdan Gilad Erdan (@ giladerdan1) January 3, 2022
His comments came in the wake of Israel’s former UN ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon.
“10 points from Gryffindor for being an antisemite,” Danon wrote.
Many social network users have criticized Danon for his comments.
Leah Greenberg, executive director of the Indivisible Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 in response to Donald Trump’s election as United States president, echoed Danon’s sentiments, calling it “an excellent example of ridicule and malice. – Belief in the antisemitism tool close the introduction to the Palestinian people. “
Palestinian journalist and human rights activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who played a key role in informing the international community of the expulsion of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah’s East Jerusalem area, replied that Watson’s “simple words” had stopped. Zionist everywhere … crazy ”.
All that Emma Watson did was write these simple words and now the Zionists everywhere are in turmoil. So much fun 😂. pic.twitter.com/DUPzYHQr2l
– Mohammed El-Kurd (@ m7mdkurd) January 3, 2022
No sense in telling you now – I don’t wanna ruin the suprise. Only Jan 3. God give me patience this year. https://t.co/DsH4K9umtd
– Ayman (@AymanM) January 3, 2022