NEWS OF THE WEEK: Angelina Jolie calls for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

The militant group Hamas staged an attack on Israel on 7 October, killing an estimated 1,400 people and taking more than 200 hostages. Israel has responded with heavy air strikes across Gaza, which are estimated to have killed thousands of Palestinians. Sharing a statement on Instagram, the Oscar winner – who is also a United Nations ambassador focusing on refugees expressed sympathy with the Israeli victims of the attack but wrote that a ceasefire was necessary due to the human cost of strikes on Gaza.

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