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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.

    Let's start off with some background info by Jon Stewart

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    Mark Ruffalo

    Talib Kweli

    @DwightHoward I understand why you apologized. But you were NOT mistaken. And you are not alone. #freepalestine

    Talib Kweli Greene@TalibKweli

    @DwightHoward I understand why you apologized. But you were NOT mistaken. And you are not alone. #freepalestine

    9:57 AM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Waka Flocka Flame

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

    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

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

    10:53 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Zayn Malik

    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”

    kerry washington@kerrywashington

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

    9:16 AM - 16 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Rob Schneider

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

    Rob Schneider@RobSchneider

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

    #Gaza

    5:09 AM - 21 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Mario Balotelli

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

    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.

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

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    and of course there's Lupe Fiasco

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    "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.

    Selena Gomez

    Joey Barton

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

    Joseph Barton@Joey7Barton

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

    12:30 AM - 25 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Aasif Mandvi

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

    aasif mandvi@aasif

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

    7:05 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

    mia farrow@MiaFarrow

    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

    6:52 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    DJ Khaled

    Annie Lennox

    Pearl Jam

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    "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.

    Swizz Beatz

    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?

    Andrew Bogut@andrewbogut

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

    8:33 PM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Oday Aboushi

    Wilson Bethel

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

    Wilson Bethel@WilsonBethel

    Dear Mr. Netanyahu,

    There is a word for an 80 percent civilian casualty rate: terrorism.

    Sincerely,

    A concerned Jew

    7:21 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Noah Shebib aka OVO40

    Ramsey Nijem

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

    Ramsey Nijem@RamseyNijem

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

    10:06 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Tyrone Spong

    Amir Khan

    Haroon Khan

    The flags up at the khan house #FreePalestine

    Haroon khan@harrykingkhan

    The flags up at the khan house #FreePalestine

    9:00 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

    John Cusack@johncusack

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

    12:11 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

    Anthony Bourdain@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

    12:35 PM - 16 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Tom Morello

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

    Tom Morello@tmorello

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

    2:30 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    French Montana

    Richard Dawkins

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

    Richard Dawkins@RichardDawkins

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

    12:50 AM - 21 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Russell Brand

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

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