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Michael Douglas Visits Israeli Kibbutz After Hamas Attack

Michael Douglas arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Douglas on Sunday, June 2, 2024, paid a solidarity visit to an Isra

Renowned actor Michael Douglas recently made a solidarity visit to Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel, a community that suffered greatly in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that triggered Israel’s conflict with the militant group.

During his visit, Douglas met with members of the kibbutz and witnessed the devastation caused by the attack, including burnt-out homes and the loss of approximately 100 lives, with 30 individuals being taken hostage.

Expressing his empathy for the families of the hostages, Douglas also visited the site of a tragic music party where over 300 people lost their lives.

Israel’s President, Isaac Herzog, presented Douglas with symbolic tokens of solidarity, including an Israeli dog tag necklace and a yellow ribbon pin, representing support for the hostages still held by Hamas.

In a statement, Douglas acknowledged the profound impact of the recent events, expressing his hope for the safe release of the remaining hostages.

Furthermore, Douglas criticized pro-Palestinian demonstrators on American college campuses, alleging that many have been influenced by misinformation and lack of understanding.

“There is a concerning level of indoctrination and ignorance among some of these protesters,” Douglas remarked.

Notably, Douglas joins a growing list of American public figures who have visited Israel and toured the southern region near the Gaza border following the Oct. 7 attack.

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