File photo of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie, Chinese translation: Angelina Jolie) and actor father Jon Voight. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
[The Epoch Times, November 08, 2023](Epoch Times reporter Tong Yijia reported) Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, and the Israeli army immediately launched a counterattack. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie, Chinese translation: Angelina Jolie) quoted information released by relevant departments in Gaza controlled by Hamas on IG, saying that Israel was massacring innocent civilians. In response, Jolie’s father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, posted a video refuting his daughter’s remarks. (Click to watch video)
Angelina Jolie, the former goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Refugee Agency, posted a photo on IG of the recent Israeli attack in the northern Gaza Strip on the 2nd of this month, and condemned the Israeli air strikes on Gaza in the post. It was “deliberate bombing” and “murder” of the trapped population, claiming that “40% of the victims were innocent children, and all families were murdered.”
Jolie also criticized: “World leaders are complicit in these crimes by refusing to call for a humanitarian ceasefire and preventing the United Nations Security Council from implementing a humanitarian ceasefire on both sides.”
In response, Jolie’s father Jon posted a video on IG on the 4th, saying: “I am very disappointed that my daughter, like some others, knows nothing about the glory and truth of God. Hamas is out to destroy God’s holy places. The history of the Jewish land, the Israeli military must protect the land and people of Israel, this is a war. This is not what the left thinks. Innocent children of Israel, parents, grandparents, are all subjected to inhumane terrorist attacks. Yet you These stupid people are saying there is something wrong with Israel.”
On October 7, the Islamic radical organization Hamas launched a brutal attack, killing 1,400 people in Israel and kidnapping more than 240 people. Israel then declared war, vowing to annihilate Hamas terrorists.
Video released by Israel on November 5 showed Hamas agents using the entrance to an underground tunnel at Sheikh Hamad Hospital and opening fire on Israeli troops from the medical center. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that there are several kilometers of tunnels under Gaza City that pass under schools and hospitals and contain weapons depots, communication rooms and hideouts for militants. The Israeli military On November 7, part of the Hamas tunnels beneath residential areas in the northeastern Gaza Strip were destroyed.
Recently, the Hamas-controlled Gaza sector claimed that more than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli offensive.
In response, U.S. State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel said at a press conference on November 6 that the U.S. government did not question the deaths in Gaza, but the Gaza department “exaggerated the death toll, History of providing inaccurate (data).”
Previously, the world’s mainstream media such as the New York Times published a piece of news that Hamas claimed that hundreds of people died after a hospital was bombed by Israel. This was later confirmed to be fake news.
In the video, Jon called on his daughter Jolie to re-evaluate her views on the Israel-Hazra war. “The idea that Israel is killing innocent civilians is a lie,” he said, adding that “Hamas and its rulers are deceiving and destroying their own people to fool everyone into thinking that it is Israel that is taking civilian lives.”
Jon Voight, 84, is an acting actor and action star. In 1969, he became famous for co-starring with Dustin Hoffman in “Midnight Cowboy,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1978, he won the Best Actor Award at Cannes and Oscar for his role as a veteran who was injured and paralyzed due to participation in the Vietnam War in the movie “Homecoming”.
Jon Voight also starred in many famous works such as “Deliverance” and “The Odessa File”. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award four times and won the Best Actor at the 36th Golden Globe Award.
In November 2019, Jon Voight was awarded the National Medal of Arts by then President Trump. Trump praised Jon Voight as “an actor of incredible breadth and depth” and “one of the greatest legends in American cinema.”
Voight is one of the few conservative figures in Hollywood who has publicly expressed his support for Trump on many occasions, calling Trump “the greatest president since Lincoln.” He is a Hollywood star who has long supported Trump.
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