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Business News/ News / World/  ‘Angelina Jolie never been in Gaza to see facts,’ Israel President dismisses Hollywood actor's war crime claims
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‘Angelina Jolie never been in Gaza to see facts,’ Israel President dismisses Hollywood actor's war crime claims

Israeli President Isaac Herzog rejects Angelina Jolie's claims of war crimes, stating there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

FILE - Angelina Jolie poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Eternals' on Oct. 27, 2021, in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File) (Invision)Premium
FILE - Angelina Jolie poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Eternals' on Oct. 27, 2021, in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File) (Invision)

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Tuesday dismissed Angelina Jolie's allegations that Israel has committed war crimes against Palestine.

As reported by Sky News, Isaac Herzog said, “I totally reject her claims. I think she’s never been in Gaza…. to visit and see the facts on the ground."

Herzog added, “In Gaza now there is war, but there is no humanitarian crisis that does not enable them to survive."

Angelina Jolie also serves as a special envoy to the UN High Commission for Refugees accused Israel of committing war crimes. The actress expressed her condemnation of Israeli air strikes in Gaza on her Instagram account, characterizing it as a deliberate attack on a confined population through bombings.

Also Read: Israel-Gaza War Day 32: ‘Israel will take overall security responsibility of Gaza,' says Benjamin Netanyahu. 10 updates

Jolie wrote, “This is the deliberate bombing of a trapped population who have nowhere to flee. Gaza has been an open-air prison for nearly two decades and is fast becoming a mass grave. 40% of those killed are innocent children. Whole families are being murdered."

Also Read: Gaza hospital attack: How Hamas and Israel can be stopped from committing war crimes? 

The actress further expressed, “While the world watches and with the active support of many governments, millions of Palestinian civilians - children, women, families - are being collectively punished and dehumanized, all while being deprived food, medicine and humanitarian aid against international law. By refusing to demand a humanitarian ceasefire and blocking the UN Security Council from imposing one on both parties, world leaders are complicit in these crimes."

Also Read: 100 Israeli doctors sign petition demanding IDF to bomb Gaza hospitals: Reports

Israeli President further stated that in Gaza now there is war, but there is no humanitarian crisis that does not enable them to survive. “Angelina Jolie does not offer the Israeli people any ability to defend themselves by saying what she’s saying. And Gaza is a jail not because of Israel. Israel pulled out of Gaza. Gaza is an Iranian base filled with terror," SKY News quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, the Israel-Hamas war entered Day 32nd. 

The Palestinian death toll, according to the Health Ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, has exceeded 10,000. This figure does not differentiate between fighters and civilians.

Also Read: Israel-Hamas war Highlights: Death toll in Gaza crosses 10,000 on Day 31 of war

Additionally, around 1,400 Israelis have lost their lives, with the majority being civilians who were killed during the incursion by Hamas on October 7 which marked the beginning of the war.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country would take overall security responsibility of the Gaza Strip for an indefinite period after its war with Hamas.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 07 Nov 2023, 11:15 AM IST
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