Bella Hadid, a Palestinian-American model, has signed an open letter to US Vice President Joe Biden demanding an end to Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip. Hadid posted a carousel on Instagram with the letter’s text and the names of other signees from different artistic professions.
Concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Hadid wrote in the post’s title, “This is the most intense bombardment in the history of Gaza.”
“The National Security Council of the White House of the United States has made the alarming statement that Israel “owes no one any reason” and that it would have “no red lines.” She went on to say, “The sacrifice of innocent lives must always be justified in the name of humanity.”
The letter was created in conjunction with Oxfam America to speak for a group of artists, including singers, actresses, and other creatives, who oppose Israel’s ongoing military attack on the Palestinian people.
Some of the celebrities who signed the letter include Dua Lipa, Andrew Garfield, Macklemore, Diplo, Caroline Polachek, and Ben Affleck. They all agree that “all life is sacred” and that the killing of Palestinian and Israeli citizens is unacceptable, regardless of religion or race.
Hadid warned her fans that Israel had cut off all energy and communications to the Gaza Strip, with dire consequences. “Civilians in need of medical assistance cannot dial 911 at this time. “Doctors are pleading with reporters to tell them where the bombings are, but the media has no idea because of the outage,” she said.
Model’s email concluded, “The people of Gaza have nowhere to go,” emphasizing the dire necessity for help. There is a tragic death toll among children. Please.” Hadid’s message is timed to coincide with the publication of her thoughts on the conflict between Israel and Palestine following the Hamas attack on October 7.
Both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli audiences were waiting for her response, as her sister and fellow supermodel, Gigi Hadid, had already highlighted the latest wave of cruelty occurring in the region.
Hadid took to Instagram to share a TikTok montage video depicting the destruction in Gaza and the West Bank, along with a lengthy caption in which she expressed regret for her “silence” and criticized Israel’s ongoing colonization of Palestinian territory.