Actor Mark Ruffalo Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint' as Palestinians Violently Protest Embassy Move

Lauretta  Brown
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Posted: Dec 07, 2017 11:45 AM
Actor Mark Ruffalo Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint' as Palestinians Violently Protest Embassy Move

Actor Mark Ruffalo had a strange response Thursday to the news that Palestinians were violently rioting after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Wednesday, announcing plans to move the U.S. embassy there. Ruffalo called on Israel to show restraint in light of the protests and went on to tell Israelis that the move was “a terrible blow to any hope for peace or a life beyond apartheid for your neighbors.”

Many people responded on Twitter by pointing out that Palestinians were the ones who have called for “Days of Rage” in response to the embassy move.

Some also pointed out that the liberal actor had misspelled the word Israel.

In response to Trump’s Wednesday announcement, the leader of the terrorist organization Hamas called for a "day of rage" on Friday and said it should "be the first day of the intifada against the occupier."

There have already been violent clashes with Palestinian protestors who are burning U.S. flags and chanted anti-American slogans.