American supermodel Gigi Hadid, whose father is of Palestinian origin, has addressed the escalating Israel-Palestine conflict. In an Instagram post, she lamented the situation as an “unjustifiable tragedy” and extended her sympathy to all those affected by the violence, particularly innocent lives, including many children, caught in the crossfire.
Hadid’s statement is a poignant expression of her deep empathy for the Palestinian struggle and the daily challenges faced under occupation. The 28-year-old model, who has consistently advocated for the ‘Free Palestine’ movement, emphasized the need for peace between Israel and Palestine.
A Diplomatic Statement
In her message, Hadid underscored her commitment to her Jewish friends and made it abundantly clear that her support for the Palestinian cause does not involve wishing harm upon any Jewish individuals. She highlighted the need for unity and compassion, irrespective of one’s religious, ethnic, or national background.
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Moreover, Hadid condemned any form of terrorizing innocent people, stating that such actions are not in alignment with the ‘Free Palestine’ movement. She voiced her concern that these acts perpetuate a painful cycle of retaliation, causing undeserved harm to innocent civilians, both Palestinian and Israeli, and reinforcing the false idea that being pro-Palestine equates to antisemitism.