This is not the first time the American supermodel, whose father is Palestinian, has voiced her opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2017, she participated in protests against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of israel.
Supermodel Bella Hadid has sparked anger after posting several statements on social media, in which she accused israel of “colonisation”, “ethnic cleansing”, and “apartheid”. One of the posts shows two women speaking about the origins of the conflict. One of them tells the other that Israel is “a settler colony still in the process of brutally colonising Palestine”.
In another post, the 24-year-old wrote that one cannot advocate for equality of the LGBTQ community and women, while ignoring the “oppression” of Palestinians.
“You cannot pick & choose whose human rights matter more. Future generations will look back in disbelief and wonder how we allowed the Palestinian suffering to continue for so long. History taught us to speak up. You are either on the right sides or you are not. It’s that simple”, wrote the supermodel.
The posts received over a million likes. However, many users were angry with Hadid and accused her of bias and spreading misinformation.
Her posts come as Israeli forces and Palestinian militants are engaged in what is being described as the worst spike in violence in years. According to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), about 1,600…