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Famous Folks Sound Off On Palestine

Celebrities have a thing or two to say about human rights violations too!

Celebrities like to remind the world that they are ordinary people too, with opinions, morals, and a conscious. When Israel began launching its attack on Gaza, the stars took to social media to express their solidarity. However, they were met with belligerent arguments, accusations of anti-Semitism, and even threats for sharing their personal opinions; so much for freedom of speech. Some celebs like Rihanna and Dwight Howard retracted their statements while others kept a strong backbone when speaking on injustice. Here are some popular stars who have shared their thoughts that were triggered by the attacks on Gaza.

2. Let’s start off with some background info by Jon Stewart

3. Mark Ruffalo

4. Talib Kweli

5. Waka Flocka Flame

Rappers - saying what others are afraid to say, but that’s nothing new.

6. Madonna

These flowers are like the innocent children of GAZA! Who has a right to destroy them? No One!!!! CEASE FIRE! http://t.co/BWC9oQxqUq

— Madonna (@Madonna)

7. Zayn Malik

#FreePalestine.

— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik1D)

8. Kerry Washington

Heart breaking “@Newsweek: A 1st-hand account of deadly strike on #Gaza port that killed 4 children: http://t.co/xLsUDmTjiY via @GuardianUS”

— kerrywashington (@kerry washington)

9. Rob Schneider

To not be outraged at the killing of children is to risk your very soul. #Gaza

— RobSchneider (@Rob Schneider)

10. Mario Balotelli

Mario is referring to the 4 young Bakr boys who shelled on an beach by Israel who claimed they were “human shields”

11. Javier Bardem

In his an open letter Javier stated his grief for the people in Gaza, “As horror is occurring in Gaza there is NO room for equidistance nor neutrality.” The English version of the letter can be found here.

12. Some celebs are no stranger to speaking on the injustices in Palestine like Immortal Technique

13. and of course there’s Lupe Fiasco

“Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit.”

Words I Never Said was released in 2011 and that line is unfortunately still applicable today.

14. Selena Gomez

Poor kid was met with threats of being unfollowed…

15. Joey Barton

If this was anybody else but Israel the West would intervene. It cannot continue. Innocent children being slaughtered. This must stop.

— Joey7Barton (@Joseph Barton)

16. Aasif Mandvi

more children dead in #gaza than fighters. http://t.co/6xctKv4szH

— aasif (@aasif mandvi)

17. Mia Farrow

A 7-yr old-child in Gaza has never known life outside occupation & is already living through his or her 3rd Israeli military operation'-UN

— MiaFarrow (@mia farrow)

18. DJ Khaled

19. Annie Lennox

20. Pearl Jam

“They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them…we don’t want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children.”

Wondering who he’s talking about?
HINT: American taxes ($3.1 billion to be exact) goes to ‘aid’ Israel every year.

21. Swizz Beatz

22. Andrew Bogut

This #gaza debacle is very sad. Hope no more innocent ppl are killed. Will the issue go to a intern'l war crimes hearing?

— andrewbogut (@Andrew Bogut)

23. Oday Aboushi

#SHAMEONYOUISRAEL

— Oday_Aboushi75 (@Oday Aboushi)

24. Wilson Bethel

Dear Mr. Netanyahu, There is a word for an 80 percent civilian casualty rate: terrorism. Sincerely, A concerned Jew

— WilsonBethel (@Wilson Bethel)

25. Noah Shebib aka OVO40

26. Ramsey Nijem

#GazaUnderAttack is one of the most disgraceful things to humanity #FreePalestine

— RamseyNijem (@Ramsey Nijem)

27. Tyrone Spong

Caption: This picture says it all, when i see these childeren my heart breaks! Whats happening to our world? People need to be made uncomfortable in order to make change. This is a serious case of ethnic cleansing and has been going on for years and years. Only now the world is discovering the truth… Blaming Hamas isn’t going to bring back the thousands of Palestinian lives that have been wrongfully taken. NO parents should have to bury their own child - no parents should ever have their children’s blood on their hands. They are wiping out Palestine - that has been the plan since 1947. Mainstream media has only been telling one side of the story. So when there are talks about hitting Hamas targets - remember that no Israelis have yet died from Hamas rockets. One is the colonizer oppressor - the other the colonized oppressed. If 9/11 deserves a moment of silence, then Palestine deserves us to never speak again. #FreeGaza #PrayForGaza .. Help spread the word. #Tyrone #king #Spong #fight #for #freedomFollow”

28. Amir Khan

#FreeGaza #FreePalestine

— AmirKingKhan (@Amir Khan)

29. Haroon Khan

The flags up at the khan house #FreePalestine

— harrykingkhan (@Haroon khan)

30. John Cusack

Bombing people who can't escape not defense - does not mean one supports Hamas means to be against murder as solution to political problem

— johncusack (@John Cusack)

31. Anthony Bourdain

Maybe it’s the fact that I walked on that beach𠅊nd have a small child that makes this photo so devastating. #Gaza

— Bourdain (@Anthony Bourdain)

32. Tom Morello

“@imad911: Views on Palestine? Or is that off limits?” The civilian dead are apparently off limits in US media

— tmorello (@Tom Morello)

33. French Montana

He’s ain’t worried bout nothin including Zionist haters

34. Richard Dawkins

How many violent deaths can be attributed to the preposterous "promised land" myth invented by "Moses"?

— RichardDawkins (@Richard Dawkins)

35. Russell Brand

36. But what becomes of those who speak about Palestine, criticize Israel, or just have an opinion on human rights violations?

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