We are all aware of the massacre taking place in Gaza by the Israeli forces that has so far left 52 dead (that includes many children) and about a thousand injured. Unsurprisingly, all this violence has provoked many people into voicing their thoughts on social media.
On Tuesday, supermodel Gigi Hadid, who is half-Palestinian, took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the matter.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. For me, this is not about religion or one against the other – it’s about the greed. #FreePalestine #freegaza #coexist,” the 23-year-old Victoria’s Secret supermodel tweeted.
Shortly after she tweeted, Gigi was attacked by pro-Israel tweeters. To which she responded:
“You’ll all see whatever side you want. My intent is never to further separate groups in hatred- I live my life loving everyone regardless of religion/race. So I will say again for the last time, I’m not anti-anyone. I am only pro- coexistence. That is all. #freepalestine.”
“Further & finally- I’m just gunna start keeping my opinions to myself. Social media is one of the most frustrated and twisted things. Don’t be surprised when your faves drop off, it’s a double-edged sword. Everything’s taken and read the wrong way bc tweets can never show real depth [sic],” she added.
She also schooled pro-Israel NGO StandWithUs:
“I didn’t call Jews greedy, but anyone who can’t look past their own ego will twist it this way. I’m saying coexistence (Palestenians & Israelis, as they once before lived…) is to not live in greed. That’s all I’d hope for. I don’t agree with the violence from either side,” she responded to the tweet.
We are glad Gigi took a strong stance on this. More power to her!