Bella Hadid cries for Palestine as she joins New York protests
The model appeared visibly upset on her Instagram story ahead of attending the protests
The American model Bella Hadid joined the New York protests over the weekend in support Palestine amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.
The model posted an image of herself crying about the violent conflict before attending the protests on her Instagram story yesterday.
Captioning the image, Hadid wrote: "I feel a deep sense of pain for Palestine and for my Palestinian brothers and sisters today and everyday. Watching these videos physically breaks my heart into 100 different pieces."
She continued: "You cannot allow yourself to be desensitized to watching human life being taken. You just can’t. Palestinian lives are the lives that will help change the world. And they are being taken from us by the second. #FreePalestine."
Bella Hadid, whose father is Palestinian, joined the crowds in Bay Ridge, New York, on Saturday to campaign against the ongoing violence in the Middle East.
In videos and images posted on her Instagram account, Bella was captured marching with a group of friends and waving a Palestinian flag as she walked down the New York streets.
In the caption, Hadid wrote: "The way my heart feels.. To be around this many beautiful, smart, respectful, loving, kind and generous Palestinians all in one place...it feels whole! We are a rare breed!! It’s free Palestine til Palestine is free!!! P.s. The Palestinian drip is real."
The Israeli actress Gal Gadot has also called for the conflict to end, but was largely criticised on social media after her post.
Gadot shared a post on Twitter in which she called for the hostility to end and for a solution to enable the two sides to live together peacefully.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) May 12, 2021
However, Gadot had to de-activate the comments on Twitter after she received a huge backlash for claiming that Israel was "at war."
your country is not at war gal gadot. it is systematically killing and displacing palestinian families. 40 palestinian children injured and 10 children have been murdered by israeli forces. it's not a war, it's genocide. #GazaUnderAttack #PrayForPalestinehttps://t.co/Cc8eC9RjrS
— hourly taejin (@hourIytaejin) May 12, 2021
Following the Israeli air strikes on Sunday, the total number of people who have died in the attacks in the Palestinian territory of Gaza has risen to 197, with more than 25 per cent being children.
In Israel, 10 people have been killed, including a five-year-old child.