Jemima brushes aside allegations, says ‘unequivocally’ pro-Gaza ceasefire

"I have supported campaigns to end violence against children all over the world,” says British film producer

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Saturday, December 02, 2023

English film producer and screenwriter Jemima Goldsmith. — AFP/File

In a bid to clear the air, British film producer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith has clarified that she is "unequivocally and passionately" pro-ceasefire in Gaza and a political solution for Palestinians.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Jemima said: “For the avoidance of doubt, to those asking, I am unequivocally & passionately pro-ceasefire in Gaza & a political solution for Palestinians.”

In October, the British film producer received large-scale criticism online for “both sides” take on the Israeli aggression against Palestine.

"I stand with the innocent human beings on both sides of this conflict. Condemn both,” she had written on her X handle.

In another post, she shared a small text-based post: "I stand with International Law and Human Rights. There is no humanity in political tribalism." Her posts triggered criticism from across the globe.

In her fresh post on Friday, Jemima tried to clear her position on the matter and said: “It's worth noting that I have worked for UNICEF_uk for more than 20yrs & in that time I have supported campaigns to end violence against children all over the World.”

She further said, "This is the only time that the call for an end to the killing of thousands of innocent children has ever been remotely controversial.”

It is pertinent to mention here that over 15,000 Palestinians —including more than 6200 children —have lost their lives in Israel’s brutal bombardment on civil sites — including hospitals — in Gaza.

She also shared the Unicef’s post that read: “UNICEF welcomed the temporary pause in fighting and the return of children to their families. However, we continue to call for a complete and immediate ceasefire and for the killing and maiming of children to stop.”

The Unicef spokesperson said, “The humanitarian situation in Gaza is so perilous that anything other than sustained pace and at-scale emergency aid will mean catastrophe for the children of Gaza.”