Gal Gadot was pictured in Los Angeles Monday heading to Chateau Marmont hotel for lunch, a day after she called on the United Nations to demand every female hostage held by Hamas be released immediately.
The Wonder Woman actress, 38, and her spouse Jaron Varsano, 48, were pictured walking to the famed location following her strong statement.
It came nearly two months after Hamas militants stormed the a music festival October 7 and killed hundreds of Israeli people, taking 240 hostages to take back to Gaza.
The Heart of Stone star was clad in an off-white long-sleeved sweater with black leather pants and matching boots. She wore her dark brown locks pulled back with dark sunglasses on the daytime outing.
Varsano, a film producer, wore a gray button-up top with dark blue jeans and black sneakers, with black sunglasses.
Gal Gadot, 38, was pictured in Los Angeles Monday with spouse Jaron Varsano, 48, heading to Chateau Marmont hotel for lunch, a day after she called on the United Nations to demand every female hostage held by Hamas be released immediately
Gadot on Instagram Sunday called for the release of female hostages in a detailed post
Gadot has consistently been vocal about her support for Israel since Hamas attacked Israel eight weeks ago.
Referring to Hamas’ deadly incursion, last night she said in an Instagram post to more than 109 million followers: ‘The world has failed the women of October 7th. We claim we stand against rape, violence against women.
‘We will not let women be victimized and then silenced. We say we believe women, stand with women, speak out for women.
It continued: ‘On October 7th, the world witnessed Hamas carrying out its violent plans in real time. Within hours of the October 7th attack, the first blood-chilling video emerged of Shani Louk being paraded naked and defiled by her proud assailants.
‘Yet two months later women are still hostage to these rapists and the world has failed to call this situation what it is: an urgent emergency that demands a decisive response.’
Gadot said that the ‘moment’ had come for women and allies of women to act in condemnation of the crimes committed.
She said, ‘I am beseeching all those who have done so much for women’s rights globally – from the UN, to the human rights community, to please join in the demand that Hamas release every single woman hostage immediately – not after the next round of international mediation, not after another day.
‘These women cannot survive another moment of this horror.’
The Wonder Woman actress and her husband were pictured walking to the famed location
Gadot has been vocal about her support for Israel since Hamas terrorists attacked a festival October 7
The Heart of Stone star was clad in an off-white long-sleeved sweater with black leather pants and matching boots
Shani Louk, 22, was pronounced dead after a bone from the base of her skull was found three weeks after she was taken by Hamas.
Kidnapped by gunmen as she and her friends parties at the Nova festival near Kibbutz Re’im, her body was paraded after she was taken.
Though her family held out hope that she was still alive, her family confirmed her passing in late October, though the circumstances of her death, as well as where and how the bone from her skull was found, are not currently clear
Gadot, who spent two years in the IDF as a combat fitness instructor, has been pushing for all remaining hostages to be released since war broke out between Israel and Hamas.
Earlier this month, she hosted a Hollywood screening to show footage of Hamas’ October 7 attack.
The 47-minute video titled ‘Bearing Witness to the October 7th Massacre’, provided by the IDF, was shown in select locations across the world including in Los Angeles and New York.
The footage, which was mostly filmed by Hamas terrorists, includes murder, mass rapes and beheadings of Jewish people as well as the massacre at the Nova music festival.
Shortly after the initial attack, the former Miss Israel 2004 was one of the first Hollywood names to support Israel, writing: ‘I stand with Israel you should too. The world cannot sit on the fence when these horrific acts of terror are happening!’
Gadot’s post made reference to Shani Louk, 22, who was paraded in a Hamas video before a bone from the base of her skull was found three weeks after she was taken hostage
Smoke rising after Israeli attacks in Gaza, is seen from Sderot in southern Israel
Palestinian citizens inspect the destruction caused by air strikes on their homes on December 3 in Gaza
Smoke billows over the Palestinian enclave during Israeli bombardment amid continuing battles between Israel and Hamas
The star also asked her followers to donate funds for those affected by the attacks.
Gadot’s call comes as Israeli investigators probing the fallout of the brutal October 7 attacks have found evidence that women and men have suffered sexual violence and rape at the hands of Hamas and Islamic Jihad attackers, activists have claimed.
Yael Sherer, a spokeswoman for Israel’s Survivors of Sexual Violence advocacy group, said there was physical evidence as well as eyewitness accounts of sexual violence perpetrated against both sexes amid the attacks.
There was sexual violence and rape in these communities in the south of Israel… we have a few living survivors – not a lot – of both genders. It didn’t only happen to women, it happened to men as well,’ Yael Sherer told BBC Radio 4.
‘Aside from finding bodies of people who were murdered, a lot of the bodies were mutilated… terrorists made sure to disgrace these people and dishonor them,’ she added.
It comes as Israeli police opened up the biggest investigation into sexual violence and crimes against women ever in the nation.