Israel blasts Bella Hadid for 'advocating throwing Jews into the sea' after model's 'anti-Semitic' post to 42m fans

ISRAEL has blasted Bella Hadid for ‘advocating throwing jews into the sea’ – after the model's ‘anti-Semitic’ post to her 42 million followers.

The tweet from @Israel – the State of Israel's official Twitter account, read: “When celebrities like @BellaHadid advocate for throwing Jews into the sea, they are advocating for the elimination of the Jewish State”.

“This shouldn't be an Israeli-Palestinian issue. This should be a human issue,” it read.

“Shame on you.”

The tweet was accompanied by the hashtag #IsraelUnderAttack and a screenshot of Hadid streaming to Instagram Live from a protest in New York, wearing a traditional dress, a Keffiyeh, and a face mask.

Hadid, whose father multi-millionaire Mohamed Hadid, is Palestinian, chanted and marched with the crowd just hours after taking to Instagram to share emotional posts about her heritage.

In one, she put up a photo from her grandparent's wedding in Nazareth in 1941, along with a snap of her father as a child with his siblings and mom.

Hadid noted in the caption they were "taken out of their homes in Palestine in 1948, becoming refugees in Syria, then Lebanon, the Tunisia."

"I love my family, I love my Heritage, I love Palestine," the 24-year-old added.

"I will stand strong to keep their hope for a better land in my heart. A better world for our people and the people around them.

"They can never erase our history."

Her dad, Mohamed, replied in the comments saying: "Well said. You made me cry."

In a previous post, she shared a picture from a rally four years ago, urging people to realize "this is not about religion" and that issues have been "going on for years".

"This is about Israeli colonization, ethnic cleansing, military occupation and apartheid over the Palestinian people," she wrote.

Hadid – who is the sister of internationally renowned model Gigi – also shared snaps from the march in New York.

"The way my heart feels.. to be around this many beautiful, smart, respectful, loving, kind and generous Palestinians all in one place," she wrote. It feels whole. We are a rare breed.

But now, the she has been slammed for ‘advocating for throwing Jews into the sea’.

The reference was made in relation to the chant that can be heard in the video: “Free, free Palestine' and 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”.

Israel tweeted in its own thread, below the image of Hadid, to explain the supposed meaning of the chant.

“For those of you who don’t know, “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” is a phrase used by those who call for the elimination of Israel (from the river to the sea….)” the tweet read.

Earlier in the week Hadid was slammed for posting a graphic which declared Israel was not a country. 

The series of cartoons called Israel “occupiers and called Palestines “oppressed,” according to the Daily Mail.

The model, who has close to 42 million followers on the platform, was swiftly accused of anti-semitism.

Her sister Gigi liked the post, acting to increase the spread of the messaging.

It comes as the Israel-Palestinian conflict intensifies with bloody airstrikes.

The feud has rumbled on for decades, having begun over a dispute between land and borders.

But this month has seen some of the worst violence in Jerusalem for years, as simmering tensions boil over.

Hundreds of people in the Gaza Strip were wounded as more than 100 citizens, including children, were killed in the airstrikes.

Much of the unrest stems from the long-running legal effort by Jewish settler groups to evict several Palestinian families from their homes in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

A lower court ruling earlier this year backing the settlers' decades-old claim infuriated Palestinians.

A Supreme Court hearing on a Palestinian appeal had been set May 10 and risked inflaming tensions further.

Before long, much of the political tension turned into violence on the streets with rockets fired from both sides.

The fighting has escalated following the bombardment of Gaza as the region was hit with 1,000 missiles.

Previously Israel used a fake tweet of a ground invasion in Gaza to trick Hamas fanatics into fleeing inside their network of tunnels reports claim.

Earlier today, Israeli airstrikes reportedly destroyed the homes of nine Hamas leaders, weapons stores and a network of terror tunnels in just 20 minutes.

The Israeli air force claims this morning's strikes killed Hussam Abu Harbid, the commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Northern Division.

Harbid was responsible for rocket attacks against Israel – including those launched last week, according to the Israeli air force.

He had been a commander in the PIJ for around 15 years.

The IDF shared a video showing the moment they launched a strike on Harbid.

They tweeted: "This is the moment we targeted Islamic Jihad Northern Division Commander in Gaza, Hussam Abu Harbid.

"As an Islamic Jihad commander for 15 years, he was behind rocket launches, shootings, and anti-tank missile attacks on Israel.

"He won't be committing any more terrorist attacks."

Overnight, 54 Israeli jets dropped bombs on 35 targets in Gaza in just 20 minutes.

The Israeli Defence Force said the airstrikes had hit around nine miles of tunnels used by Hamas – referred to as "the Metro" – as well as the homes of top Hamas commanders, which were also used to store weapons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the air strikes will continue as long as they are required.

The latest round of fighting – worst since the 2014 Gaza war – has killed scores of people, including dozens of children.

Hamas and other militant groups have fired thousands rockets into Israel since Monday, when tensions over a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem and the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families boiled over.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes across the impoverished and blockaded territory, which is home to more than two million Palestinians, and brought down a number of high-rise buildings.

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