Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo slams Israeli minister

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Mar 2023

American actor and director slammed calls by Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich to wipe out the Palestinian town of Huwara, in the occupied West Bank.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo . AP


The 55-year-old actor took to his official Twitter page to say that Israeli officials in the right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu should be denied entry visas to the United States.

“They are saying the quiet part out loud. It’s time to sanction the new hard right-wing government of Netanyahu and deny them visas for their calls of genocide,” Ruffalo tweeted.


“This is why Amnesty International calls it apartheid and why it is apartheid,” he concluded.

The US State Department has condemned Smotrich’s comments as"repugnant, irresponsible and disgusting."

US State Department spokesman Ned Price called on Netanyahu and other top officials to "publicly and clearly" disavow Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's comments.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

He added that Smotrich’s “provocative” remarks “amount to incitement to violence.”


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