Supermodel Bella Hadid has broken her silence on the devastating Israel-Gaza war.
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Bella Hadid, the American supermodel who is of Palestinian descent shared her first comments on the ongoing Israel-Gaza war that has left the world in terror.
The 27-year-old model took to her official Instagram to speak out on the war and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza region.
On October 27, 2023, the part-Palestinian supermodel opened up about receiving constant death threats by saying that “fear is not an option.”
Asking for forgiveness for her “silence” the model described the ongoing conflict as “deeply intricate and horrific” which Gazans have been dealing with for the past two weeks. Bella put the light on the ongoing situation that has turned the attention of the world back towards the devastating situation that has been taking “innocent lives and affecting families” for decades.
Bella Hadid along with her family including her father Mohamed Hadid, sister Gigi Hadid, and brother Anwar Hadid is known for their advocacy for Palestine and its people. The model in her first public comment also shared that she has been the target of hate and sent “hundreds of death threats” daily in recent weeks. “My family has felt to be in danger,” the model added saying, she cannot be “silenced any longer” and “fear is not an option.”
Calling the people and children of Palestine “brave”, Bella Hadid said the current trauma that unfolded after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, pains her as she is reminded of the generational trauma of her “Palestinian blood.”
Bella who starred in Ramy said she mourns the innocent deaths of both Palestinian and Israeli people. “I condemn the terrorist attacks,” wrote Bella Hadid calling for peace.
After October 7, 2023, Israel instigated a siege on Gaza with daily bombardment after Hamas’s attack reportedly killed 1,400 people and 220 people were taken hostage.
“Wars have laws,” wrote Hadid pointing toward the bombing of the Gaza Hospital which killed 500 including children and hospital workers, “and they must be upheld” she added. The model called for people to “keep pressure” on the leaders and not forget the urgent needs of the Gazans.
“I stand with humanity,” Hadid wrote concluding her note, “knowing that peace and safety belong to us all.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Gaza health ministry revealed that at least 6,700 innocent Palestinians have lost their lives.
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