Donald Trump’s recent announcement recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel hits close to home for Bella Hadid.
“Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram.
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 model, who is of Palestinian descent on her father Mohammed Hadid‘s side, was referring to Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel instead of Tel Aviv.
“Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine,” she continued:
The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine.
“There is no hate against anyone… 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..?” she concluded.
Joining the protest in London
Bella Hadid surprised protesters on Oxford Street yesterday by joining them in an anti-Trump demonstration. The 21-year-old certainly stuck out amongst the crowd as she protested against the president’s controversial move.
The model, who is of Palestinian descent, had just been partying five minutes away from the protest at an event staged by luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer. As she was driven away from the bash, Bella’s limo was held up behind the protesters, who had gathered outside the US Embassy near to Hyde Park.
So instead of hanging around, Bella got out of the car and joined the march. She appeared to get into the spirit of the protest, and was seen shouting and raising her fist into the air.
Bella Hadid at the Free Palestine protest outside the American Embassy in London today. pic.twitter.com/lGZTjQF4Qs
— Bella Hadid Updates (@BellaHadidDaily) December 8, 2017
While the international community has almost unanimously disagreed with Donald Trump’s announcement, reports suggest that the announcement was done with the pre-agreement of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, with the Saudi Arabia going as far as, allegedly, stating to the Palestinian President to accept a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem as the alternative Palestinian capital.
Since the announcement, Saudi Arabia’s royal court has sent notices to the nation’s media outlets to limit the airtime given to protests against Trump’s announcement.
Emboldened by Trump’s annoucement, Israeli housing Minister Yoav Galant decided on Friday to promote a plan to build 14,000 new settlement units in the occupied Jerusalem.