Occupied Palestine (In Palestine Today)- American supermodel from Dutch-Palestinian descent Bella Hadid has expressed love for her homeland, Palestine, saying she will not stop talking about “the oppression and pain that Palestinians systematically face.”
“A Palestinian girl on the cover of Vogue,” 24-year-old Hadid, who is a native of Los Angeles and a descendant of a Palestinian refugee family displaced in 1948, wrote in a post in her page on Instagram.
She continued, “I am happy to say: I will not stop talking about the oppression and pain that Palestinians systematically face.”
“With only love in my heart and an open mind to educate myself and learn more every day . No matter what, I love you (Palestine).”
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Bella and her sister Gigi Hadid have been advocating for the rights of Palestinians against Israel’s oppression and aggression.
Bella is slammed everytime she expresses support and solidarity to the Palestinians, the latest was in May when she was among the thousands of demonstrators who gathered in New York City in a pro-Palestinian march in solidarity with Palestine when Gaza Strip was under Israeli attacks.
Also, Bella and Gigi along with British pop star Dua Lipa was attacked that month for their support of Palestine and accused of of anti-Semitism.
In a full-page advertisement in The New York Times, the three was accused falsely of forming an “unholy trinity of anti-Semitic bile to demonize the Jewish people, whom they insist have no right to defend themselves.”
The ad refers to Lipa and models Bella and Gigi Hadid as “mega-influencers” who have “vilified the Jewish state” and “accused Israel of ethnic cleansing.”
The advertisement includes a photo of all three women modeling red-carpet looks, with the headline: “Meet the new Hamas influencer brigades.”
Many celebrities had voiced support for Palestine that time, including Mark Ruffalo, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, The Weeknd, Zayn Malik and Roger Waters.
This support came after 11 days of Israeli deadly aggression on the Gaza Strip, as 248 Palestinians were killed in the aggression, including 66 children and 39 women, and at least 1,910 others were injured.
More than 90,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes, and much of Gaza’s infrastructure and many residential buildings were completely destroyed or levelled.
Weeks before the aggression, as the tensions increased, Israeli settlers and forces were attacking Jerusalemities in the Al Aqsa mosque and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.
Sheikh Jarrah has been cited as one of the most issues that sparked attention and condemnation around the world as dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent eviction from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah, in a move to force them out and replace it entirely with an Israeli settlement.