(KVELLE) This week, Jewish actress Debra Messing, of Will & Grace and 13: The Musical fame, took to the streets of New York City to draw attention to the plight of the roughly 220 people taken hostage by Hamas during October 7’s deadly attack in Israel.
“Looking at their faces,” Messing wrote on Instagram of the babies to people in their 80s, “it became so real. People walking by would stop and spend some time with them. My heart hurts for the families of these innocents – Muslim, Christian, Jewish – all. The most important thing is the rescue of these hostages.”
“The Oct 7th terror attack was the most barbaric, blood thirsty massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. I pray that [Hamas] are defeated,” she added. “The entire globe will be safer.”
“Please pray for the hostages safe return and the defeat of Hamas. Pray for the physical safety of all the innocent Palestinians and Israelis who are suffering,” she wrote.
“Pray for peace,” she ended her post.
Messing also shared a video of her hanging the posters this Wednesday, along with actress and pro-Israel activist Noa Tishby, Israeli pop star Noa Kirel, influencer Eliad Cohen and Amanda Hirsch, known for her podcast and Instagram account Not Skinny But Not Fat, who can be seen crying in the video as Tishby comforts her.