AceShowbiz - Bella Hadid is proud of her Palestinian heritage and refuses to let Instagram prevent her from expressing how much love she has for Palestine. The supermodel recently called out the photo-sharing site for removing a post about her Palestinian father, Mohammed Hadid, that she shared on Instagram Stories.
Posting a screenshot about the notice she received from Instagram, Bella wrote, "Instagram removed my story that only said, 'My baba and his birthplace of Palestine' with a photograph of his American passport. @instagram exactly what part of me being proud of my father's birth place of Palestine is 'bullying, harassment, graphic or sexual nudity'?"
"Are we not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram? This, to me, is bullying," she added. "You can't erase history by silencing people. It doesn't work like that."
Bella didn't stop there. She later re-posted the passport twice with different captions. In the first post, she sarcastically asked, "Do you want him to change his birthplace for you?" while the second post found her saying, "I am proud to be Palestinian. Everyone should post where their mothers and fathers were born today! Remind them how proud you are of where you come from!"
Bella has never shy away from highlighting her Palestinian roots and expresses solidarity with the people of Palestine on multiple occasions.
For instance, when President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017, the Victoria's Secret model said, "I've been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine. The treatment of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine."