Bella Hadid Slammed By The State Of Israel For Partaking In Pro-Palestinian March
The state of Israel slammed Bella Hadid for partaking in a march in support of Palestinians in Gaza.
The 24-year-old joined demonstrations on the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend.
"When celebrities like @BellaHadid advocate for throwing Jews into the sea, they are advocating for the elimination of the Jewish State. This shouldn't be an Israeli-Palestinian issue. This should be a human issue. Shame on you. #IsraelUnderAttack," the State of Israel tweeted on Sunday, May 16.
"For those of you who don’t know, 'from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,' is a phrase used by those who call for the elimination of Israel (from the river to the sea....)," a follow-up tweet continued.
In a series of pictures and clips from the march, Hadid captioned her post, "The way my heart feels.. To be around this many beautiful, smart, respectful, loving, kind and generous Palestinians all in one place... it feels whole ! We are a rare breed!! ❤️."
"It’s free Palestine til Palestine is free!!!P.s. The Palestinian drip is real 💧 #FreePalestine," she added.
Hadid's father, Mohamed Hadid, is Palestinian, and she took to social media over the weekend to share her heritage.
"You cannot allow yourself to be desensitized to watching human life being taken. You just can’t. Palestinian lives are the lives that will help change the world. And they are being taken from us by the second. #FreePalestine," Hadid said in an emotional Instagram video over the weekend.
In another post, she shared a picture from her "Teta and my Jido’s wedding in Nazareth, Palestine in 1941." She said they "were taken out of their homes in Palestine in 1948, becoming refugees in Syria, then Lebanon, then Tunisia."
"I love my family, I love my Heritage , I love Palestine ❤️ I will stand strong to keep their hope for a better land in my heart. A better world for our people and the people around them. They can never erase our history. History is history!" she added.
Big sister Gigi Hadid also got involved. "One cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT & women's rights, condemn corrupt & abusive regimes and other injustices yet choose to ignore the Palestinian oppression. It does not add up. You cannot pick & choose whose human rights matter more," Gigi posted on her grid.
In response to a user who accused her of trying "to kill us," Gigi wrote: "I condemn anti-Semitism. 'I' am not trying to kill you, nor would I ever want that. I do not wish any more deaths upon Israelis, just as I feel about Palestinians. What I do want is equal rights for Palestinians. There are also Jewish Palestinians and Christians Palestinians, as there was, coexisting with my father's Muslim Palestinian family when he was born in Palestine in 1948. I wish you peace."
Since April, things have been escalating in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank between Israel and Palestinians, BBC reported. Some Palestinian families living in East Jerusalem were reportedly threatened with eviction while Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank said they were suffering due to Israeli actions and restrictions. Israel claimed to be acting in self-defense, according to the outlet.