Another celebrity inserted herself into the heated conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday — and then quickly thought the better of it. Singer Rihanna tweeted "#FreePalestine," which garnered nearly 7,000 retweets according to the Twitter analytics site Favstar, before it was deleted.
The link to the tweet is now dead but here's how it appeared:
Over the weekend NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted and deleted "#FreePalestine" after being told of the violence in Gaza by a Twitter user.
Howard left his tweet about for 15 minutes before deleting it.
He then promptly apologized, repeatedly.
New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also deleted this "pray for Palestine" Instagram post.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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