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Akshay Kumar reacts to Israel-Hamas war: Hope everything stops and becomes normal

Updated on: 10 October,2023 09:34 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Akshay Kumar has become the first Bollywood superstar to condemn the ongoing war like situation between Israel and radical group Hamas

Akshay Kumar reacts to Israel-Hamas war: Hope everything stops and becomes normal

Akshay Kumar

Key Highlights

  1. Akshay Kumar has reacted to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas
  2. On October 7, Hamas launched a "surprise attack" on Israel
  3. Israel PM has announced that they have begun retaliation

In a major escalation on October 7, Hamas launched a "surprise attack" on Israel, firing a barrage of rockets into the southern and central parts of the country. The attack has led to the death of over 700 Israeli nationalists and thousands injured.  In the Gaza Strip, there are nearly 500 deaths and over 2,000 wounded in Israel’s counterattack.

The war has led to several people placing their views and taking a stand about the same. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently shared his view on the ongoibg war.  Speaking to Times Now, the actor said, "Any kind of terrorism is wrong. It is very sad what happens. I hope everything stops and becomes normal; that's all I can pray for."

When the actor was further sked who many people are still not condemning war0like situation in the Middle East country, Kumar said, "I said that any sort of terrorism is wrong. Killing is not the answer, the answer is may be amicably talking about it. I condemn any kind of killing of children or women."

Notably, Israel has begun its retaliation after a surprise attack by Hamas. As part of its retaliation against Hamas, Israel has mobilised 3,00,000 troops. This is the largest mobilisation since the 1973 Yom Kippur War when Israel called up 400,000 reservists, Times of Israel reported.  "Israel is at war. We didn't want this war. It was forced upon us in the most brutal and savage way. But though Israel didn't start this war, Israel will finish it," said Netanyahu in an address to the nation.

The Israeli military is going on the offence against Hamas with a force "like never before," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed.

Meanwhile, actor Akshay Kumar recently made headlines as he appeared in an ad for Vimal, months after he announced his decision to end association with the brand. The ad also features Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn. With the ad going viral, some assumed that the actor made a 'return' as the ambassador. Reacting to one such report, Akshay Kumar clarified, "‘Returns’ as ambassador? Here’s some fact check for you Bollywood Hungama, if by chance you are interested in things other than fake news. These ads were shot on 13th October, 2021. I have not had anything to do with the brand ever since I publicly announced the discontinuation of the endorsement. They can legally run the already shot ads till the end of next month. Chill and do some real news."

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