Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar Condemn Israel for Gaza Attacks

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

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A group of the biggest names in Spain’s film industry write an open letter criticizing the “genocide”

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar were among a number of Spain’s biggest film industry stars who published an open letter Tuesday in local Spanish newspapers condemning the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying that “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air.”

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According to Global News and other media reports, the letter states that “Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.” They call on the European Union to condemn the attacks and the Israelis to initiate a cease fire.

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Finally, they request “open border crossings to facilitate the mobility of the population, the entry of medical equipment, medicines and food, repairing the damage caused by Israeli attacks on physical, moral, psychological level that the population is suffering Gaza civil, especially to children.”

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Bardem is especially no stranger to this topic, having recently written an opinion column in El Diario on the topic last week.