Mark Ruffalo called out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for referring to Palestinian casualties in Gaza as “collateral damage.” Ruffalo, expressing his dismay on Twitter, stressed the importance of recognizing the humanity of those affected.
This reaction was prompted in response to Netanyahu’s statement following UN accusations of possible war crimes in Gaza due to the extensive Israeli bombings that caused substantial civilian and humanitarian harm.
No. Sorry. They are not ‘collateral damage’; they are human beings who happen to have been born there and live there, and most of those human beings are stuck there. Have some compassion; they are Palestinians, not buildings or roads or things. They are human beings, and so are the hostages whose lives you may also be destroying.Mark Ruffalo
No. Sorry. They are not “collateral damage” they are human beings who happen to have been born there and live there and most of those human beings are stuck there. Have some compassion, they are Palestinians not buildings or roads or things, they are human beings and so are the…— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 13, 2023
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, highlighted the urgent need to stop such warfare methods, emphasizing that investigations into these attacks were imperative., suggesting a breach of international humanitarian law.
However, Netanyahu dismissed these accusations, attributing civilian casualties to Hamas, despite Israeli actions contributing to the escalating death toll in Gaza. Even as we speak, Israel continues launching attacks on Gaza from air, sea and land.
Netanyahu said that Israel is doing everything in its power to target terrorists, but like any war, there is “collateral damage’.