Netizens are confused and divided about a recent social media post that included an old photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who is best known for her portrayal as “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood. The picture featured a youthful Gadot sporting a big bag and bowing to the camera. Journalist James J. Marlow’s piece from November 1, 2023, raised questions on Gadot’s military service and possible involvement in the current battle between Israel and Gaza.
The Viral Social Media Post
The content of Marlow’s post, “Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who played ‘Wonder Woman’ in the Hollywood movie, turns up for army service,” garnered much interest and interaction. Also, as Fox 32 Chicago and Jewish News have reported, the picture actually does depict Gadot during her time in the military.
Many people misread the photo, despite the fact that the description accurately stated that Gadot is an Israeli actress who has served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). They thought Gadot had recently joined the IDF to take part in the fighting that had broken out after Hamas launched an unexpected attack on Israel on October 7, 2023.
Within two hours, Marlow sent out a second tweet to clarify the matter after realizing the misunderstandings his message had generated. Marlow revealed via DM that he was employed as a global affairs and defense analyst covering the Israel-Gaza war, having previously worked for CNN, ITN, Reuters, and EuroNews.He reported that many people misinterpreted his first post, which led to a significant amount of reaction. Marlow said that after seeing how many people liked and retweeted the message, he changed his mind and left it up. He insisted that it was never his aim to aid in disseminating misleading information and that he had never said that Gadot’s military service was a new development.
Gadot’s Military Background
Gadot spent two years as a military fitness instructor in the IDF before becoming well-known as a Hollywood celebrity. It is noteworthy that women are legally obligated to serve in the military for a minimum of 24 months, and military duty is mandatory in Israel.
The 2006 Lebanon War
The Washington Post revealed that Gadot had fought in the 2006 Lebanon War, which broke out between Israel and Hezbollah from July 12 to August 14, 2006. Israel invaded Lebanon to stop Hezbollah attacks on Israeli settlements, which led to this conflict. Although the precise age of Gadot at the time of the photo is still unknown, it is believed to be between 19 and 20 years old, not the 18 years stated in a widely shared Reddit post.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gadot showed her support for Israel during the growing Israel-Gaza war by lending her name to a list of over 700 celebrities who also backed the nation, despite the fact that she was not reenlisting in the IDF for the 2023 fight.
There has been a misunderstanding on social media due to the widely shared photo of Gal Gadot wearing an IDF uniform. There are no longer any misunderstandings regarding the actress’s current service in the IDF thanks to clarifications on her military background and the circumstances surrounding the image. For more such news, follow Scam Legit.