Over 2,000 artists, including Tilda Swinton, Charles Dance, and Miriam Margolyes, have backed an open letter calling for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian aid in Gaza. The letter also urges governments to end their support for Israel's actions. However, the letter has faced criticism for not condemning Hamas. Actor Steve Coogan clarified in a statement that he condemns the recent Hamas attacks and believes it is possible to express concern for Palestinian civilians while condemning terrorism. Actor Sam Heughan also clarified that he inadvertently signed the letter and condemns violence in any form.