Gal Gadot on Wednesday paid a visit to the town of Netiv HaAsara in southern Israel, the closest town to the Gaza Strip and on the front line during recent clashes between the Israeli military and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The internationally acclaimed actress was caught on camera meeting some local kids who were thrilled to meet the Wonder Woman star.
Gal Gadot, who has been working in London on two new film projects for much of the year, was also among those who didn’t escape missile fire from the Palestinian extremist group.
She was photographed on August 7 in a bomb shelter on Rothschild Avenue in the coastal city of Tel Aviv where she took refuge with her children after a rocket alert.
The actress, who regularly takes the Israeli army's position, was this time the subject of criticism on Israeli social networks for not speaking publicly about Islamic Jihad strikes.
During Israel's Operation Breaking Dawn from August 5-8, 49 Palestinians died, including the Islamic Jihad’s top two commanders and 10 other fighters, before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect.
Islamic Jihad militants fired some 1,100 rockets at Israel, but no one on the Israeli side was killed or seriously wounded.
It was the deadliest exchange of fire since last year’s war between Israel and Hamas, the ruling group of the Palestinian enclave for the past 15 years – which did not join the Islamic Jihad in the latest conflict.
Reprinted with permission from i24NEWS.