“Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp slammed his followers on social media for justifying the Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel that resulted in the deaths of at least 1,300 Israelis.
The 19-year-old actor said he was “outraged” by the “celebration” and “justification” of Hamas’ atrocities in the comment section after he reposted a picture on Instagram of someone killed at a music festival in Israel on Saturday.
“I just reposted a beautiful picture of a young innocent girl whose life was taken by Hamas at a music festival I was met with comments reading ‘no one cares free Palestine’ and ‘She deserves that, and every Israeli terrorist deserves that, Free Palestine,” Schnapp wrote. “I am outraged by the justification and celebration of the death of a young girls (sic) life. Have people lost their minds? STOP!”
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“This is one example of many posts, rallies, and petitions being signed attempting to justify the brutality against these innocent Israeli people,” he added. “You don’t have to be Jewish, you don’t have to be Israeli, you just have to have empathy and common sense to know that THIS is wrong.”
The young actor also said he’s noticed the “chilling” silence on social media like he’s “never seen before” from who he described as the “same people who love to jump on fashionable causes like supporting Ukraine and combatting climate change.”
“The Jewish people are seeing your silence and we won’t forget it,” he wrote. “40 babies beheaded and burned alive in front of their parents by Hamas.”
“I hope we can agree that Hamas are a recognized terrorist organization: they don’t represent the Palestinian people when they value murdering Israelis more than protecting their own,” he added. “You either stand with Israel or you stand with terrorism. It shouldn’t be a difficult choice. Shame on you.”
“While you justify the murders and torture of our loved ones, we will hope and pray for safety, justice, liberation, and self determination in Palestine,” Schnapp continued. “While you chant ‘Gas the Jews,’ we will say a Jewish prayer for peace for all Israelis and Palestinians. A reminder that we, the Jewish people, with our love for each other and others, are stronger than your hatred. We are strong. We are compassionate. We have prevailed before and we will prevail again.”