The Israel-Hamas conflict continues to escalate in West Asia, Israel is conducting a massive military deployment in Gaza against Hamas. In this situation, Israeli actress and supermodel Gal Gadot’s picture has gone viral on social media, indicating that she has joined the army in the current conflict. Gal Gadot is a famous Israeli actress who played Wonder Woman in Hollywood movies. She has drawn criticism and praise after dedicating her social media accounts to supporting the people of Israel.
Let’s check the truth.
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We started the investigation with a reverse image search on Google and discovered that the same image was available on the internet from 2019. This clearly shows that the image has no connection to the recent Israel-Palestine conflict.
This image was uploaded on the photo-sharing social media Pinterest a long time ago. The image has been shared there with the title ‘Gal Gadot’s First Day in the Army at the Age of Eighteen in 2004′. With this, it became clear that the film currently being circulated as Gal Gadot is almost two decades old.
The same image appeared in a Gal Gadot profile story in Jewish News, an entertainment magazine, in 2019.
Military service is mandatory in Israel for all men and women over the age of 18, and it can be intense. According to The Daily Mail, Gal Gadot served in the Israeli Defence Forces for two years. She served during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, a 34-day conflict in Lebanon and northern Israel. She was a combat fitness instructor and received the rank of Samal (Sergeant); now she is 38 years old.
Meanwhile, we looked through her social media accounts for more information. Gal Gadot has continued to show her support for Israel by sharing a series of posts on Hamas hostages. She has not mentioned entering the Israeli army.
Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral image to be Missing context. This is an old image of Gal Gadot, who was recruited by the IDF at the age of 18. She served two years in the Army as a mandatory service for Israeli citizens. It has nothing to do with the ongoing conflict.