‘Sex and the City’ star on hunger strike for Gaza outside White House

US actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, joined by state legislators and activists, launches a hunger strike calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)
US actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, joined by state legislators and activists, launches a hunger strike calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon joins a group of activists outside the White House who say they are going on a hunger strike to show their support for Gaza.

Nixon says the protest is against the high death toll in Gaza from Israeli strikes — which she says exceeds the civilian toll during the US war in Afghanistan — and claims that Gaza is on the verge of starvation.

“We are here hunger-striking just to sort of mirror to Biden the kind of deprivation that is happening in Gaza and how he has it within his power to make a ceasefire happen,” she tells reporters.

The protest comes despite the current temporary truce, which has allowed the release of some of the hostages held by Hamas and an increased flow of aid into Gaza.

She does not mention the plight of the remaining hostages who were abducted and taken into Gaza, when some 3,000 terrorists crossed the border into Israel and killed some 1,200 people, mostly civilians.

The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry says the death toll from the Israeli military campaign launched after the assault on southern Israel is over 15,000. These figures cannot be independently verified, and do not distinguish between civilians and active members of the Hamas terror group. The figure also does not distinguish between those killed in Israeli strikes and those killed by hundreds of errant rockets launched by Palestinian terrorists that landed inside Gaza.

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