Gal Gadot paid a visit on Wednesday morning to the southern Israeli moshav of Netiv Ha’asara – the closest community in Israel to the Gaza Strip – against the backdrop of the most recent clashes between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups in early August.
The internationally-recognized actress and Wonder Woman star was captured on video greeting children in the town, who appeared elated by her visit and gathered to hear her speak.
וונדר וומן בעוטף עזה.גל גדות הפתיעה את תושבי העוטף וקפצה לביקור במושב נתיב העשרה שעל גבול הרצועה ❤️ pic.twitter.com/stfJN1JYdm— almog boker (@bokeralmog) August 24, 2022
Netiv Ha’asara became the closest residential area to the Gaza Strip after Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005 and has since become a target of rockets, guerilla fighters and other dangerous military attacks. The moshav became one of the many towns in southern Israel that were threatened by the latest attacks by terrorists in Gaza.
Even Gadot, who has been in London working on two new film projects for much of the year, could not escape Palestinian Islamic Jihad's missile strikes earlier this month, as she was photographed at a public missile shelter on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Street with her children on August 7 during rocket sirens.
Criticism of Gal Gadot’s response to terror
Gadot had been subject to some criticism on Israeli social media in recent weeks for not publicly commenting on the most recent strikes by Gaza-based terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.