‘Do better or get out of office’: Bella Hadid slams world govts for lack of empathy towards Palestinians

‘Do better or get out of office’: Bella Hadid slams world govts for lack of empathy towards Palestinians

It isn’t war if only one side is backed by the strongest military in the world, wrote the model on Nakba Day.
16 May, 2024

When you think about celebrities who’ve been unflinchingly vocal in their support for Palestine, there’s one name that’s going to top your list — Bella Hadid. In keeping with her track record, the model shared a post on Instagram on Nakba Day calling for more empathy from governments around the world to the plight of her people.

“As a child of a Nakba survivor, grandchild of grandparents that lived through the Nakba and were never able to return home; today is a day to not only acknowledge the pain and suffering of the Nakba but to end it,” she wrote. Bella’s father, Mohamed Hadid, has publicly spoken about his experiences as a Nakba survivor and how his family home was stolen from them by refugees they hosted.

“Because still, in 2024, human beings in Palestine are being brutalised, terrorised, tortured and killed because of not only being Palestinian, but living on the land they have called home for hundreds of years. I am devastated at the loss of the Palestinian people and the lack of empathy coming from the government systems worldwide,” Bella wrote.

“Do better for all involved or get out of office. Please do not be desensitised to the horrific visuals you are witnessing. It is real. It is life. And although it might not be happening to you, please imagine if it was your brother, sister, child, mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather. Best friend. Partner. You. Imagine.”

She called on people to look into the eyes of the Palestinians suffering and look into their own hearts to understand “the pain of what it means to live through a genocide, being deprived of basic rights, homes and history being stolen in plain sight, starvation, consistent military occupation…”

“It isn’t war if only one side is backed by the strongest military in the world.”

She also shared some information on Nakba Day — a day marked to commemorate the mass displacement and expulsion of some 700,000 Palestinians from their land by Jewish settlers.

Israel’s violence in Gaza has left millions displaced and claimed the lives of thousands of men, women and children.


Ren May 16, 2024 11:48am
Excellent! But what do you expect from Dead Horses?
T. Ahmad May 16, 2024 03:10pm
Very well said and I can only pray for peace in the region for all communities including Israelis and Palestinians and suggest two states solution and for lasting peace in the Middle East and rest of the world. Let’s together make our planet peaceful and beautiful for all communities.
Naim May 16, 2024 04:49pm
The insensitivity and double face of the so called Friends of the powerful exposed countries and how they back a country that is unjust and aggressive to call any one antisemitic when they are old the reality!!! Except one country in the East has taken a stance against this butcher nation and the rest are just hush puppies!!;
musti sheikh May 16, 2024 05:56pm
She is absolutely right and the western world is complicit in genocide of innocent Palestinians peoples.
Shan May 16, 2024 10:10pm
Excellent! I appreciate her voice and hope other celebrities will and join her against this human catastrophic