Many famous Spanish artists and film stars have recently shared their dismay at the situation in Gaza. Around 100 different people have issued an open letter stating that ‘genocide’ is taking place in the war-torn state; leading names are Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodóvar.
The various artists are pleading for the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.” In addition the letter asked for the removal of the blockade enforced on Gaza by the Israeli forces and for a quick ceasefire.
This follows one of the worst days of the conflict where a school was bombed and 20 lost their lives, bringing the total to more than 1,200 Palestinian deaths. A call has been made to also allow medical aid in for the Palestinian civilian population.
Javier Bardem has previously got involved in political matters. He tried to intervene in Spanish plans to drill in the Canary Islands, whilst his wife Penelope Cruz was unhappy at how the present situation was unfolding.