Confused over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Let Bella Hadid explain it from her side.
The supermodel, who is of Palestinian descent, spoke out against Donald Trump‘s controversial recognition of Jerusalem this week, which has already erupted violent clashes between the two Middle Eastern countries long embattled in territorial conflict.
Hadid shared an emotional post on Instagram Thursday, detailing the “pain” she felt for her fellow Palestinians following POTUS’s “unjust” move.
In her caption, Gigi Hadid‘s sister included sentiments written by her close friends, DJs Simi and Haze Khadra, who are also Palestinian Americans speaking out in support of their native country.
Calling Trump’s decision a “huge setback to any hope for peace,” the identical twins shared:
“It is absurd that Palestine, a country where Muslims Christians and Jews lived side by side for centuries, has been fighting to be recognized since the inception of Israel in 1948, and to add insult to injury yesterday Trump ├óΓé¼╦£decided’ to recognize Palestine’s capital of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ as if it’s his to give away. This is a violation of international law and a huge setback to any hope for peace.”
You thought 2017 was bad? Hold on to your butts, world.
See Bella’s full post (below).
├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ¥I’ve been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. A very very sad day.Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine. Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write. Jerusalem is home of all religions. For this to happen, I feel, makes us take 5 steps back making it harder to live in a world of peace. The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine. Well said my Palestinian sisters @simihaze: It is absurd that Palestine, a country where Muslims Christians and Jews lived side by side for centuries, has been fighting to be recognized since the inception of Israel in 1948, and to add insult to injury yesterday Trump ‘decided’ to recognize Palestines capital of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – as if it’s his to give away. This is a violation of international law and a huge setback to any hope for peace. In his speech yesterday, he never once mentioned Palestine but referred to Israel and “the Palestinian people” as if Palestine never existed. Jerusalem is and always has been the capital of occupied Palestine. Declaring Jerusalem as Israels capital is a calculated move to make Palestinians lose hope of ever gaining statehood in their own country. There is no hate against anyone… My best friends I call sisters and brothers are Jewish. There are no sides… All religions living side by side.. Now it is Just one man..it has always been a factor of trying to bring peace… Where is the hope..?A post shared by ├░┼╕┬ªΓÇ╣ (@bellahadid) on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:55am PST