Amid another surge of violence in Palestine, New Yorkers took to the streets in solidarity with Palestinians. Among the protesters was supermodel Bella Hadid.
Celebrity sister Gigi Hadid also came out in support of Palestine. Aside from being vocal on her platform, Bella Hadid took to the streets of New York with demonstrators demanding freedom for Palestine on Saturday. She was accompanied by her half-sisters Alana Hadid and Mariselle Hadid.
Alana even shared how her Insta live stream was cut off as the platform was silencing pro-Palestine voices.
The recent attention on the Israel-Palestine issue is due to Israeli forces attacking Muslim worshipers in Al-Aqsa mosque in Ramadan. Since then brutality of Israeli forces escalated to airstrikes, bombing, and other barbaric means of oppression.
Many celebs like Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Rachel Zegler, Kristen Stewart, Viola Davis, and Natalie Portman spoke up against Israeli aggression on Palestinians. Singing sensation Lorde has long supported the BDS movement, a movement to boycott Israeli goods as a protest against the violence towards Palestinians.
1500 Palestinians face expulsion in #Jerusalem. 200 protesters have been injured. 9 children have been killed. Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people – it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call. #SheikhJarrah https://t.co/f9R6LYljez
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 11, 2021
— قرصان متقاعد 🇵🇸 (@ahmadovichz) May 16, 2021
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 12, 2021
1nstagr4m keeps deleting my shit. between speaking about this and about the political situation in c0L0mbia, it appears i’ve been sh4dowb4nned. sh4ring this here. free palestine. https://t.co/NtwfJDPCPL
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) May 17, 2021
— gizem (@tvrkishhdelight) May 11, 2021
Although a majority of Palestinians are Muslims, many are Christians and other non-Abrahamic minorities. Much like Muslim Palestinians they are prosecuted and oppressed by Israeli forces. From targeting, unlawful detention to curbing their access to religious sites now under Israeli occupation.
Real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid is a first-generation Palestinian-American. His family fled from Palestine to America amid the Israeli occupation. He has previously shared his experience growing up as an immigrant in the United States.
Now the architecture star is the creator of works like Le Belvedere Estate and several other Bel Air mansions.