Model Gigi Hadid, known for her Palestinian heritage and stance on the Israel and Gaza conflict, recently issued an apology for spreading false information regarding Israel’s treatment of children. Hadid had erroneously claimed that Israel was unique in detaining children as prisoners of war, citing the case of Palestinian teenager Ahmad Manasra. Her statement, however, faced backlash for misinformation and allegations of antisemitism.
In her apology posted on Instagram, Hadid clarified her initial intent was to shed light on the disparities in treatment between Palestinian and Israeli children under arrest. She emphasized her stance on human rights, stating that harming or targeting anyone, including Jewish individuals, is unequivocally wrong.
Gigi Hadid’s Background and Perspective on the Conflict
Hadid, whose father is a Palestinian immigrant and a practising Muslim, has been an outspoken supporter of the Palestinian cause. She has consistently condemned violence from all sides in the Israel-Hamas conflict, striving for a balanced and fair perspective.
While some, including Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, welcomed Hadid’s statement, others continue to scrutinize her views on the Israel-Hamas conflict. Music mogul Scooter Braun critiqued Hadid’s original post, urging accuracy in disseminating information to a large audience.
The Israel-Hamas conflict has resulted in significant loss of life for both Israelis and Palestinians. Recent developments, like the hostage swap deal, are seen as steps towards resolution, yet numerous challenges and disagreements persist in this longstanding conflict.