Bella Hadid slammed for anti-Israel posts in wake of synagogue terror attack

Hadid, who has a history of making anti-Israel remarks, accused Israel of 'suppressing' Palestinians


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Bella Hadid attends God's Love We Deliver 16th Annual Golden Heart Awards at The Glasshouse on October 17, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

American-Palestinian model Bella Hadid has been condemned by pro Israeli-activists for her extreme anti-Israel posts on social media.

The supermodel, who has been criticised in the past for her social media posts continued her anti-Israel rhetoric this weekend sharing a series of Instagram posts claiming that Israel was slaughtering innocent Palestinian children and adults, while making no mention of last friday's terror attack that killed seven, including a 14-year-old Israeli boy.

Hadid posted to her stories a slide saying Palestinian 17-year-old Salah Muhammad Ali, who she alleged was “the fifth child and 20th Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers this month alone”, but failed to mention that the majority of those Palestinian victims were terrorists, and that Salah was killed after wearing a mask and aiming a gun —found later to be fake — at Israeli forces.

Hadid also made no mention of the 13-year-old Palestinian boy who on Saturday morning opened fire in Jerusalem, wounding a father and son. She instead shared a series of posts about nine Palestinians who were “massacred” during an Israeli military raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, again failing to acknowledge that seven of the Palestinians were gunmen.

Reuters reported that Israel’s military said its troops went into Jenin to arrest members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group that they suspected had carried out and were continuing to plan “multiple major terror attacks,” and ultimately shot several of them after they opened fire. Islamic Jihad said two of its men died during the raid and Hamas claimed four of the killed gunmen were part of its terrorist organisation.

“Bella Hadid as usual twists the facts about Israel” said Israeli Arab activist Yoseph Haddad.

“She presents Israel as a state killing kids, even while the same child terrorist received a life-saving treatment and is still being treated in an Israeli hospital, even though he tried to murder Israeli civilians”.

Haddad added that the “most outrageous” part about the model’s Instagram posts is that she ignored the fact that among those murdered in the east Jerusalem terrorist attack on Friday night was 14-year-old Asher Nathan, who was laid to rest on Sunday: “The one who harms innocent children is not Israel, it is the Palestinians. And Bella Hadid — you are part of the problem. Understand? You are part of the problem”.

Hadid has a history of making anti-Israel remarks. In an interview with Vogue magazine she accused Israel of “suppressing” Palestinians and in 2021, she was accused of supporting the destruction of Israel by Israeli government social media accounts.

Hadid’s previous posts have included her saying: "Yes, Israel is a Jewish supremacist state, but being against it doesn't mean being against Jews." 

“It has always been #freepalestine. ALWAYS. I have a lot to say about this but for now, please read and educate yourself”, she captioned one.

“This is not about religion. This is not about spewing hate on one or the other. This is about Israeli colonization, ethnic cleansing, military occupation and apartheid over the Palestinian people that has been going on for YEARS!”

Last year on Valentine’s Day, Hadid posted a photograph of a heart on her Instagram page with the words "Will you free my Palestine," a play on the traditional "Will you be my Valentine."

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