Israel-Hamas conflict: Frozen star Josh Gad receives threats after posting sympathy for those killed

Frozen actor Josh Gad says he has received threats for posting on social media about the Israel-Hamas conflict expressing sympathy for those killed.

The death toll has surpassed 1100 after Israel attacked the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Sunday (local time), killing hundreds of people in retaliation for Islamist group Hamas killing 700 Israelis and abducting dozens more.

"There's something I have to say because it's really making curious as to where we are as a society," Gad wrote across his social media.

"Yesterday, I and the world watched as a terrorist organisation massacred 600 innocent humans and took children and families hostage. I posted a message of heartbreak and shock. I, who have always been critical of the Israeli Government and its pattern of occupation and their attacks on innocent Gazans was personally attacked, shamed, unfollowed and threatened.

"Instead of compassion and humanity, people are treating this as if it's a FOOTBALL match with two teams when the points scored are dead human bodies.

"Waving flags around as if they are team jerseys. Have we lost our f**king minds? Somewhere in a basement right now, tied up and terrified are little CHILDREN who have never done anything to hurt a Palestinian. Somewhere on the streets of Gaza are innocent people who are being shelled, because terrorists decided it was best to destroy any opportunity for peace.

"And the response is to shame people like me for expressing grief and heartache, the same grief I share anytime an innocent Palestinian is displaced or killed? Is this where we are? I guess it is. One of the many vile messages I will share with you that I received yesterday is: 'my only regret is that they didn't kill more Israelis.' Not soldiers... civilians. People. This isn't a war. It's a massacre. It's a bloodbath. And instead of communal despair, so many are treating this as if it's politics or a rugby match.

"There are no winners here. We are all losers. Most importantly, every Israeli and Palestinian is now on the losing end. I am truly at a loss. I guess I'm the naive one."

Gad, who is Jewish, is not the only celebrity to receive pushback after posting a message in the wake of the conflict erupting over the weekend.

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel who served in the Israeli Defence Force, posted on Instagram about the violence.

"Starting early morning more than 3000 rockets were fired,", Gadot stated under a post titled 'I stand with Israel'.

"Hamas is holding hostages, controlling bases and settlements in Israel. There have been more than 1500 injured and heavy fighting is still ongoing. 'I hear their voices and they are banging on the door. I am with my two little children.' My heart is aching. Praying for all of those in pain."

Her comments were inundated with others replying saying: "I stand with Palestine."