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.
â€œIâ€™ve said it before and Iâ€™ll say it again. For me, this is not about religion or one against the other â€“ itâ€™s about the greed. #FreePalestine #freegaza #coexist,â€ the 23-year-old Victoria’s SecretÂ supermodel tweeted.
Shortly after she tweeted, Gigi was attacked by pro-Israel tweeters. To which she responded:
â€œYouâ€™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, Iâ€™m not anti-anyone. I am only pro- coexistence. That is all. #freepalestine.â€
“Further & finally-Â 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!