Palestinian-American model, Bella Hadid, has criticized Instagram for censoring her posts on Palestine and raids by Israel’s police on Al-Aqsa Mosque.
She reminded her followers that she will continue to speak against the violence no matter how much the social media platform tries to suppress her voice. Bella Hadid had posted a series of videos showing Israel’s military assaulting people in the mosque. She urged every one of her followers to watch the videos.
She then posed a question: “Which one of these people provoked this kind of attack?” The purpose was to prove that innocent people are being “terrorized for absolutely zero reasons.”
“If you really would like to silence me — just like the journalists — or anyone trying to educate about Palestine, Instagram, I will continue to come forward with peace, showing factual information about how the IDF [Israel Defence Forces], Israeli government and settlers attack innocent Palestinians for no reason except for simply being Palestinian,” the model wrote in the caption.
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Bella Hadid called it a breach of human rights. She said that if the social media platform continued to censor people raising their voices on Palestine,” it would be the unjust censorship and biggest form of bias”.
IDF’s unprovoked attacks should stop
Hadid told her followers that the violence is real and has real consequences on the lives of people. “I am not here to make this up. Believe me, I do not want to have to post this kind of terror. These are not actors. These are real IDF soldiers (who are supposed to protect) and real Palestinian people with lives, families, jobs, history, and souls,” she said. “If you want me to stop talking, they should stop killing.”
She said that these are unprovoked attacks on the peaceful people of Palestine. “I will not continue to sit here and have my people’s name be slandered as if they are constantly doing something wrong to deserve this kind of abuse,” she added sternly. “UNPROVOKED abuse. In their home and on the land that they have lived in for hundreds of years. Especially now, during the holy month of Ramadan.”
“This is unprovoked,” she concluded.