Gigi Hadid’s father Mohamed is being criticized online after comparing Israel to the NAZIS in a vile Instagram post – amid reports that supermodel and her family have received death threats for supporting Palestine
The father of supermodel Gigi Hadid has been accused of comparing Israel to the Nazis after his family reportedly received death threats over their support for Palestine.
Mohamed Hadid, 74, shared a post on his Instagram on Saturday comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.
The post, which has since been deleted, had spliced Israel’s flag with the Nazi party’s flag and added what Mohamed sees as comparisons between the two.
The message stated that the Nazi Party was “founded on Aryan supremacy,” while Israel was “founded on Jewish supremacy.”
It also compared the method of the Nazi gas chambers to the bombing of Gaza, and Auschwitz to the Gaza Strip.
Mohamed, born to a Palestinian family in Nazareth, captioned the post: “And both added and labeled the victims as terrorists regardless of other activities.
“Some Palestinians and some Jews even changed their names.”
It comes after the Hadid family were reportedly forced to change their mobile numbers following death threats over their position on the conflict.
Moahmed Hadid, 74, shared a post on his Instagram on Saturday comparing Israel to Nazi Germany
L-R Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid and Mohamed Hadid attend the Victoria’s Secret After Party at the Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France
In response, Yaari Cohen of Israel’s Foreign Ministry tweeted: ‘This was posted by Mohamed Hadid, father of Bella and Gigi Hadid.
“This is not a smart, complicated political position. This is just pure hate. You should be ashamed.
“This message: This blatant, crude, Holocaust-style anti-Semitism took it out of me. even today there are red lines you don’t cross.’
Another commented, “I have no words for the cognitive dissonance expressed in Hadid’s meme.
‘Except to say. You’d have to turn their brains into a literal pretzel to even try to justify the utter lies herein as anything other than raw anti-Semitism.”
The image also compared the method of the Nazi gas chambers to the bombing of Gaza, and Auschwitz to the Gaza Strip.
In response, Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Yaari Cohen hit back at Hadid for his now-deleted post
The embarrassing post comes just days after his supermodel daughter Gigi was criticized by the Israeli government for her posts in support of the Palestinian people.
Gigi had posted a graphic about the war, which read: “There is nothing Jewish about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.”
“Condemning the Israeli government is not anti-Semitic and supporting the Palestinians is not supporting Hamas.”
The Israeli government quickly reversed Hadid’s position, posting a response on their Instagram Story that read: “There is nothing courageous about the mass murder of Israelis by Hamas.
“Condemning Hamas for what it is (ISIS) is not anti-Palestine and supporting Israelis in their fight against barbaric terrorists is the right thing to do.”
The State of Israel’s report then directed comments specifically at Hadid, tagging her report and writing, “Have you slept in the past week?”
“Or can you just turn a blind eye when Jewish babies are slaughtered in their homes? Your silence has been very clear about where you stand. We’ll see you.’
The post on Hadid’s Instagram, left, caught the attention of the Israeli government, which criticized the supermodel on its own account, right
Gigi Hadid also released her own version, which does not explicitly condemn Hamas terrorists or anti-Semitism, but instead defends the Free Palestine movement.
In a statement that Hadid herself wrote, she did not explicitly condemn Hamas’ actions, nor did she call their terrorism anti-Semitic.
The only mention of the term anti-Semitic occurs when she claims that being pro-Palestine is not the same as being anti-Semitic.
“Terrorizing innocent people is inconsistent with and does not benefit the ‘Free Palestine’ movement,” she wrote.
However, her words run counter to the sentiments shared by many, many pro-Palestinian activists across the country and the world since Hamas’s shocking attack.
Since then, it has also been claimed that Gigi and her family have received death threats for their support of Palestine and have reportedly been forced to take action.
Gigi and her family, including supermodel sister Bella, 27, brother Anwar, 24, and parents Yolanda and Mohamed, have all had to change their phone numbers because of the threats, according to reports TMZ.
Bella was pictured at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City in May 2021
Sources told the publication that the family has received horrific threats via email, social media and their phones after their numbers were reportedly leaked online.
It is also claimed that real estate developer Mohamed is considering going to the FBI over the wave of death threats.
Mohamed also has children Marielle, 43, and Alana, 38, with his ex Mary Butler.
Bella Hadid, 27, posted a detailed statement on Instagram on Thursday calling for pressure on political leaders “to stand together in defense of humanity and compassion.”
She said: “I have yet to find the ideal words to describe these very complicated and horrific last two weeks, weeks that have refocused the world’s attention on a situation that has cost innocent lives and affected families for decades.
The model took to Instagram on Thursday with a detailed statement calling for pressure on political leaders to ‘stand together in defending humanity and compassion’
“I have a lot to say, but for today I’ll keep it short. I receive hundreds of death threats every day, my phone number has been leaked and my family feels in danger.
“But I can no longer be silenced. Fear is not an option. The people and children of Palestine, especially in Gaza, cannot afford our silence. We’re not brave, they are.’
Bella continued, “My father was born in Nazareth in the year of the Nakba (the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948).
‘Nine days after his birth, in his mother’s arms, he and his family were expelled from their home in Palestine, becoming refugees, away from a place they once called home. My grandparents, who were never allowed to return.’
Bella said her family “has witnessed 75 years of violence against the Palestinian people – most notably brutal settler invasions, which have led to the destruction of entire communities, cold-blooded murder and the forcible removal of families from their homes.”
The supermodel, who has worked for labels including Balmain, Givenchy, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret, added that “the practice of settlements and Palestinian land continues to this day,” and “the pain of that is unimaginable.”
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as their father.