New York: October 21, 2023: On October 7, Hamas carried out their worst assault on Israel to date, seizing 200 captives and killing 1,400 people. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israel has attacked Gaza since that time and has thus far killed 4,137 Palestinians.
In a letter to Biden, the famous people urged him to honor all the lives lost in the Holy Land by calling for and facilitating an immediate cease-fire, stopping the bombing of Gaza, and securing the release of hostages."We reject passing on to future generations the tale of our inaction and silence. "History is watching, as [United Nations] Emergency Relief Chief Martin Griffiths told UN News on Monday," they claimed in the letter, using Griffiths' remark.
The petition, distributed by the organisation Artists 4 Ceasefire, so far has 76 signatories. Here is a full list of the celebrities.
Alia Shawkat, Alyssa Milano, Amanda Seales, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Andrew Garfield, Ani DiFranco, Anoushka Shankar, Aria Mia Loberti, Ayo Edebiri, Bassam Tariq, Bassem Youssef, Bonnie Wright, Caroline Polachek, Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum, Cherien Dabis,Darius Marder, David Cross, Dev Hynes, Diplo, Dominique Fishback, Dominique Thorne,Dua Lipa, Elvira Lind, Elyanna, Farah Bsaiso, Fatima Farheen Mirza.
Hasan Minhaj, Hend Sabry, Ilana Glazer, Indya Moore, James Schamus, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Chastain, Jessie Buckley, Joaquin Phoenix, Jon Stewart, Kehlani, Kristen Stewart, Macklemor, Mahershala Ali.Margaret Cho, Mark Ruffalo, May Calamawy, Michael Malarkey, Michael Moore, Michael Stipe, Michelle Wolf Miguel, Mo Amer, Natalie Merchant, Oscar Isaac, Quinta Brunson,Rachel Sennott, Ramy Youssef, Ravena Aurora.
Riz Ahmed, Rooney Mara, Rosario Dawson, Rowan Blanchard, Ryan Coogler, sandra Oh
Sebastian Silva,Shailene Woodley, Shaka King, Simi Haze, Stephanie Suganami, Susan Sarandon, Taylour Paige, Tommy Genesis, Vic Mensa, Victoria Monét,Wallace Shawn, Wanda Sykes,Yara Shahidi
“Humanitarian aid must be allowed to reach them [Gazans],” the letter read.Biden said on Friday he believed that trucks carrying aid will get through to Gaza in the next 24 to 48 hours. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, a 45-km-long enclave, has created dire conditions for the 2.3 million people living there under a blockade by Israel and Egypt since Hamas took control in 2007.