Noa Cochva, Miss Israel 2021, released a viral video where she criticized Hamas and advocated for freeing Palestine from the group.
She highlighted the recent war started by Hamas and described their brutal actions, including beheadings, rape, and killings.
“I’m Noa Cochva, I’m Miss Israel. Everybody knows a beauty queen’s goal in life is to achieve world peace,” Cochva said. “Let me tell you how this goal became my reality.”
“Hi, I’m Noa Cochva. I am Miss Israel. Everybody knows a beauty queen’s goal in life is to achieve world peace,”
Miss Israel 2021 Noa Cochva called out Hamas for its atrocities and defended her country Israel from accusations it has oppressed Palestinians pic.twitter.com/N4OUH6vgns
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“Two weeks ago, on October 7, Hamas infiltrated the state of Israel after years of terror attacks, starting a war in my country,” Cochva said.
“Their so-called ‘freedom fighters’ beheaded babies, raped young girls, kidnapped elderlies, burned entire families in their homes. They killed anyone they saw. Anyone. And our Kibutzim were burned to the ground,” Miss Israel added, referring to anti-Israel activists calling terrorists “freedom fighters.”
Cochva also discussed the situation in Gaza, pointing out that Hamas misuses funds meant for the citizens and uses them to build terror bases.
She emphasized that the blame for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza lies with Hamas, not Israel.
“Let me tell you a little bit about Hamas. We’re all aware that Gaza citizens suffer due to the situation. The people of Gaza live under an oppressive organization. Do you think that money that you donate helps the citizens in Gaza? Think again.”
Noa Cochva (Miss Queen of the Earth Israel 2023) pic.twitter.com/65iYITrlgG
— Miss Queen of the Earth (@MissQueenEarth) October 29, 2023
“Hamas uses economic and humanitarian aid for its own personal purposes. Building terror bases in schools, hospitals, and even kindergartens. And the residents — they only serve as a human shield. With the amount of money flowing into Gaza, they could have been taking care of their own civilians. They could have built functional facilities, secure spaces, a thriving economy, and much more.”
“So anyone who claims there is a humanitarian crisis in Gaza is right,” Miss Israel stated. “But think about it: who’s to blame that there is no food, no medicine, only rockets? There’s only one to blame. Hamas. Not Israel.”The beauty queen concluded her video, stating, “It’s not ‘free Palestine,’ it’s ‘free Palestine from Hamas.’ Hamas is ISIS.”
Cochva concluded by urging people to stand with humanity and support Israel.
Miss Universe Israel Noa Cochva opens up about her families history during the Holocaust while 2021 #MissUniverse contestants visit Yad Vashem. @yadvashem pic.twitter.com/xZ7xKXgQOF
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 12, 2021