Bella Hadid condemns Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

"Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry."
"Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry." Photo credit: Getty

Supermodel Bella Hadid has condemned President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a scathing Instagram post, the Victoria's Secret Angel branded the announcement as "absurd, unfair and one-sided".

Hadid's family has strong ties with the regions. Her father - real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid - is a Palestinian, who was born in Nazareth, and has lived in both Syria and Lebanon.

Bella said hearing the news made her "cry".

"There is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust," Bella posted. "A very very sad day.

"Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine.

"Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write."

Israeli captured Arab East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East War, then later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally.

Palestinians want it to be the capital of a future independent state and resolution of its status is fundamental to any peace-making.

"The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated," Hadid continued. "I stand with Palestine.

"Now it is just one man... it has always been a factor of trying to bring peace... Where is the hope..?"

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