Al Aqsa Raid: Palestinian-American supermodel Bella Hadid on Friday said she was ‘shadow banned’ on Instagram Stories as she took to the social media site with clips related to the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.
‘My Instagram has disabled me from posting on my story – pretty much only when it is Palestine based I’m going to assume,’ the supermodel, 25, said on the social media site, along with a shot of her teary eye amid heightened violence in the Middle East
‘When I post about Palestine I get immediately shadow banned and almost 1 million less of you see my stories and posts,’ said Hadid, who is of Dutch and Palestinian descent.
In a subsequent post, Hadid posted a screenshot of what appeared to be an attempt to re-post a video of an Israeli officer assaulting an elderly Palestinian man, which she captioned, “Won’t let me repost…for 2 hours now,” with a crying emoji.
Hadid, who has 51 million followers, shared another screengrab that illustrated restrictions on her account, captioning the shot, ‘Won’t let me repost…for 2 hours now.’
Hadid went on to share her views about the conflict, which comes during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
She shared a clip that appeared to show the Israeli army at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
‘Posting this video directly after,’ Hadid wrote. ‘Let’s be reminded that this land is some of the holiest soil in the world. Where Jesus was born. Where every religion has a place to call home. To pray. To be. To live. (Not at all safely as you can see.) With mosques, synagogues, churches……