Bella Hadid Could Never Protest in Palestine Wearing that Dress
Does American-Palestian model Bella Hadid not know that as a woman, Israel is the last place in the Middle East, where she would have rights?
Does Bella not know that Palestine is ruled by Hamas and the Palestine Authority, both which enforce strict Sharia laws?
Does Bella not know that her own family would honor kill her in Palestine, for showing her body in public?
Does Bella not know that she would probably be stoned to death, if she were to walk down a street in Palestine, wearing that dress?
Bella Hadid Went From Party to Protest While Still Wearing Her Red Carpet Gown
Bella Hadid isn’t shying away from voicing her political opinions.
On Friday, the 21-year-old model celebrated the opening of Tag Heuer’s new London flagship in a red asymmetrical dress and a white fur-trimmed coat.
Later that the day Hadid was photographed at a protest that took place outside the U.S. Embassy in London in response to President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a move that makes relations between Israelis and Palestinians more contentious.
Signs that read, “Free Palestine” surrounded Hadid, whose father, Mohamed Hadid, is of Palestinian origin.
“I’ve been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust. A very very sad day. Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine,” she wrote.
“Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write. 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.”
In January, Bella and big sister Gigi Hadid hit the streets of N.Y.C. to join protests against Trump’s immigration ban.
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This travel advice covers Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
You should dress modestly in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.
Avoid driving into ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas of Jerusalem on Shabbat (from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday). If you attempt to drive into these areas local residents may stone your car.
During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, eating, drinking and smoking between sunrise and sunset are forbidden for Muslims (though not for children under the age of 8). Although alcohol will be available in some hotels and restaurants, drinking alcohol elsewhere may cause offence. As a courtesy, you should avoid drinking, eating, and smoking in public places in the OPTs during Ramadan.
Palestinian gays flee to Israel
A number of gay Palestinian men are risking their lives to cross the border into Israel, claiming they feel safer among Israelis than their own people.
According to some estimates, there are now 300 gay Palestinian men secretly living and working in Israel.
Upsurge in Palestinian ‘honour killings’
Two teenage Palestinian girls were killed in separate incidents last month in so-called “honour killings”, revenge attacks carried out most often by family members against women suspected of “immoral sexual conduct”.
Reacting to the recent killings of women, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi called upon the judiciary, security forces and grassroots organisations to “eradicate this phenomenon in line with the principles of democracy”.
But even if Abbas signs the new law, it won’t help women in the Gaza Strip. Hamas came to power in Gaza in 2007, while Fatah remains in charge in the West Bank.
As a result, the two Palestinian territories have different legal systems which, according to Atta, creates an environment where it is impossible to implement one clear law. “We have to unite our voices towards both Hamas and Fatah to end the separation and put one law in force and take action against criminals,” she said.
Palestinians see worrisome trend in ‘honor’ killings rise
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