If you’re on social media, your feed now will have quite a few posts dedicated to highlighting the plight of the Palestinians while the violence continues.
In Gaza, at least 153 people have died since Monday, including 42 of them, Israel reported that 10 people, including two, have died as hostilities have increased without signs of weakening in seven days.
Models Gigi and Bella Hadid, sisters of Palestinian descent, are among the celebrities who have been asking people to speak up against Israel’s oppression of Palestine. What often happens when a person defends the Palestinian right to freedom is being classified as an anti-Semitic.
Sister Hadid shared a comment from a social media user who called Gigi “another anti-Jewish celebrity.” Another user wrote, “No matter how much you want to kill us, we will stay in Israel.”
In response to the comment, Jiji said that he condemned anti-Semitism.
She said, “‘I’m not going to kill you, I’m not going to want it. As I feel about the Palestinians, I don’t want deaths to happen to the Israelites anymore,” she said.
“There are also Jewish Palestinians and Christian Palestinians India who coexist with my father’s Muslim Palestinian family when I was born in Palestine in 1948. I wish you peace.”
Her father, real estate tycoon Mohamed Hadid, shared a post on Instagram where she shared the meaning of the word’semite’ in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Educate yourself before using a word. Every word. (You can’t excuse anything stupid). Like SEMITE. For example, HITLER was anti-Semitic because he hated us all. Read this page carefully. Or just Google may be a word. (Semite)” wrote.
He also shared a photo of his young daughter, Bella, during a Free Palestinian protest in New York.
He said, “No one should erase the race. You can’t close your eyes. The Pope did it in World War I and World War 11, and the rest of the world stood quietly.”
“The way my heart feels… is to bring these many beautiful, smart, respectable, lovable, kind, generous Palestinians all in one place… it feels whole! We are a rare breed! ” Bella added, “Until Palestine is free, it’s free Palestine!!!”
Bella and Jiji’s brother Anwar also did not overlook his words when calling Israel.
“We can’t stop talking about this, we have real conversations, and we come to conclusions for ourselves. Let’s talk now. Palestinian children deserve to be proud of themselves. The everyday men and women of the Israeli government and the military I succumb to violence!”
“The Palestinians are considered terrorists and threats, keeping Israel safe and the United States making money,” he accused. “When will human life be more important than money and power?”
Previously, the sisters used social media to ask people to realize their silence about their problems. “I can’t condemn a corrupt and abusive regime and other injustices that advocate racial inequality, LGBTQ and women’s rights, but I can’t choose to ignore Palestinian oppression,” Gigi said. “It doesn’t add up.”
Bella points out that future generations will look back in disbelief and wonder how Palestinian suffering can last so long.