The Israeli government has appealed to global pop sensation Taylor Swift to help find Roni Eshel, a 19-year-old soldier who went missing during the tragic events of October 7, when Hamas terrorists stormed into Israel. The Foreign Ministry, in a post on X, reached out to Swift, urging her to leverage her influential social media reach to aid in the search for the devoted Swiftie.
Roni Eshel was serving her mandatory military duty at the time of the attack, and her family has been seeking information since October 7. The post shared a poignant message, “Putting this message out into the universe with the hope that it reaches @taylorswift13,” emphasizing the importance of Taylor’s support in bringing Roni home.
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Israeli Swifties have rallied together, creating hundreds of friendship bracelets with Roni’s name on them. These bracelets are being worn at the singer’s Era’s tour screenings in Israel, showcasing the solidarity of the global Swiftie community in the quest to bring Roni home. The Foreign Ministry shared an image of this collective effort, emphasizing that the bracelets symbolize hope for Roni’s safe return.
While all over the world, swifties are celebrating the release of the Eras Tour movie and the re-release of 1989. Roni Eshel, a big fan of Taylor Swift, was kidnapped and held captive by Hamas.
— Yoav Rubin (@yoavrubin_) November 1, 2023
Furthermore, fans of the pop star have also united under the hashtag #SwiftiesForPalestine on X.
Although Taylor Swift has previously utilized her platform to shed light on political issues, she has not addressed the Israel-Hamas conflict on her X account.
Pressure has mounted on Swift to address the conflict, especially as other celebrities like Amy Schumer and Gigi Hadid have used their platforms to advocate for the release of hostages and condemn Israeli airstrikes.
In the aftermath of the recent Hamas attacks, over 10,000 Palestinians have lost their lives in the retaliatory airstrikes conducted by Israel, as reported by the Gaza Health Ministry.
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