Bella Hadid: 'I stand with Palestine'

Both the model and her father, Palestinian American Mohamed Hadid, spoke against Trump's decision to recognise the capital of Israel as Jerusalem
Palestinian American model Bella Hadid, daughter of real estate tycoon Mohamed Hadid, has taken to social media to speak out against US President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel, saying she stands with the Palestinians.
By Lubna Hamdan
Mon 11 Dec 2017 09:28 AM

Palestinian American model Bella Hadid, daughter of real estate tycoon Mohamed Hadid, has taken to social media to speak out against US President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel, saying she stands with the Palestinians.

The 21 year old posted a picture of the Dome of The Rock in Jerusalem, coupled with an emotional caption.

“I’ve been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. A very very sad day. Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine.

"Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write. Jerusalem is home of all religions. For this to happen, I feel, makes us take 5 steps back making it harder to live in a world of peace,” she wrote to her 16 million followers.

“The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine. There is no hate against anyone... There are no sides... All religions living side by side.. Now it is Just one man..it has always been a factor of trying to bring peace... Where is the hope..?” the caption continued.

I've been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. A very very sad day.Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine. Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write. Jerusalem is home of all religions. For this to happen, I feel, makes us take 5 steps back making it harder to live in a world of peace. The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine. There is no hate against anyone... There are no sides... All religions living side by side.. Now it is Just one man..it has always been a factor of trying to bring peace... Where is the hope..?

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The post by Hadid received over a million likes. It came shortly after a post by her father, Mohamed, in which he stated Wednesday was the ‘saddest day’ of his life.

He shared a picture of The Dome of The Rock, with the caption: “The Saddest day of my life as an American Palestinian.. and to all the Palestinians that have endured the Israeli occupation of our fathers and great grandfathers’ Land. Now Mr president Trump with a simple signature gave with no return Our beloved holy land Jerusalem to the Israelis as their capital ... this is not a real estate deal .. what’s worse that all the Arab leaders sold us out .. no shame no heart no soul Disgusting of their behavior. Palestine land for the Palestinian.”

Trump’s decision has spiked protests in Palestine, with four Palestinians dead and nearly 800 injured.

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