During Operation Protective Edge, Mark Ruffalo – who’s main claim to fame is playing Bruce Banner (pre-Hulk smash) in the Avengers movies – came out hard against Israel, and refused to believe the Hamas terrorist organization would be depraved enough to use their own people as human shields.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 17, 2014
@LaneShari1 Do you honestly think these people, these fellow human beings, would use their own children as shields? Use your heart.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 21, 2014
Some might say he’s been a little Hamas fanboyish.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 26, 2014
Now, over a year later, he has asked that the so-called “Gaza blockade” be lifted.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 1, 2015
In response, Israelis have invited Ruffalo to come visit Sderot.
Residents of the Israeli border city of Sderot would like actor Mark Ruffalo to visit and learn how they feel living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, after he posted a tweet calling on Israel to lift its blockade on Gaza.
“I invite Mark Ruffalo to come to me for [Sabbath], to live all day in the bomb shelter, 24 hours — and you can’t go out because of rockets — and then say what he thinks about the closure of Gaza,” Chen Hana Elmaliah, a 24-year-old university student told TheBlaze by phone Thursday from her home in Sderot.
While she said she sympathizes with Ruffalo’s desire to help the Palestinians, she worries he’s not seeing the entire picture.
“It’s really easy to see only one side,” said Elmaliah whose house was hit by a rocket when she was 17, one of many such traumatic experiences she has endured. Sderot has sustained thousands of rocket attacks.
“There’s a horrible terror organization ruling there for years,” she said.
On the day Ruffalo tweeted about Gaza, Israel facilitated the entry of 677 trucks into Gaza, an activity it updates on Twitter at #GazaDailyActivity.
— COGAT (@cogat_israel) August 31, 2015
And where’s the Ruffalo? Rome!
Well, close. As The Blaze mentions, he’s currently at the Venice Film Festival, a mere 4 hours from Israel.
Will he come and visit Sderot for himself? I somehow doubt it. Unlike his screen alter ego, Mark seems bent on supporting the bad guys.