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Rihanna Gets Some Heat For Tweeting #FreePalestine

 
 

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Rihanna sent out a tweet on her Twitter page yesterday with a single ashtag #FreePalestine.

But that tweet quickly vanished as fast as it was sent out because her fans went in on her about it.

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Rihanna did not offer an apology for the tweet but she replaced it with a more neutral statement about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

“Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?” Rihanna wrote.

Sources close to the Bajan pop star told Urban Islandz that she accidentally sent out the tweet after reading an article about the conflict.

“Rihanna is in no way taking sides in this global political issue, the tweet was an accident and it was removed,” the source told us.

“Rihanna is not pro Palestine or Israel, she is pro peace and she was just simply using her celebrity power to spread the word of peace,” the source added.

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Rihanna is back in the United States from a fulfilling trip to Brazil last weekend for the World Cup finals.

The “Diamonds” singer posed for photos with soccer legend Pele before celebrating with Germany for winning the covetous World Cup title.

Do you think Rihanna intentionally tweeted #FreePalestine?

Sound off in comments below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Aaron G Ferby

    It’s only sad that she removed the hashtag.You have to take a side against genocide. Staying neutral to maintain yourself against criticism just backs up and confims the horrors being done against humanity. Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal, and Spain were “NEUTRAL” during WWII; neutrality only helped themselves and Hitler. She should’ve used her, “starpower” to take a stand against genocide.

    • Carljn

      I do not agree. This conflict isn’t between one evil and one good side. It’s two sides who hate one another. The media tries to make one side look evil to make it more scandalous. What side is evil depends on the media of that country. People forget that Israel has lost 25 000 lives to the conflict also. And peace is not close since even though the leaders sign papers, the inhabitants are still hostile to one another.

      • Aaron G Ferby

        I see your point and acknowledge it, their hatred of one another is documented. But, Israel’s blockade, overwhelming military might, and ignoring of Palestine’s borders SCREAMS genocide. There’s no balance of power between Israel and Palestine just dominance and enslavement.

      • Carljn

        I don’t believe Israel strives for dominance, but rather to contain and isolate the hatred. Sure, I believe in a world without borders. But that’s because I grew up in a country whose inhabitants are loved by our neighbours. I completely understand building walls and trying to separate yourself from a people who hate you for what, and who, you are.
        Is Israel too violent? Of course. But so is anyone who is boxed in and surrounded by enemies. Attacked daily by homemade explosives.
        I believe the closest way to peace is to not take sides and simply condemn the hatred. Saying Israel (or Palestine) is evil will only spur and accept the hatred and conflict of the other side.

      • Aaron G Ferby

        I agree with the comment, “Saying Israel or Palestine is evil will spur and accept the hatred and conflict…” The only real way to peace is balance for BOTH sides. One nation (Israel or Palestine) cannot be dominant, and the other oppressed. There can be no stability or peace without equality and balance.

      • Carljn

        I agree. But before Israel can let its guard down Palestinians, and also the other surrounding arab states, need to lose the hate.
        Here’s an odd fact.
        The Israel-Palestine conflict is only the 16th largest ongoing conflict. The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is more than 100 times as deadly. It’s just easier, and more money, in reporting about the Middle East since it’s got peoples attention already.

      • shawn occonnor

        They will never lose hatred for Israel it is their duty to destroy the Jewish state, sad but it’s true

      • ZiggyZagZag

        You and this Carljn fellow haven’t got a f#cking clue as to what Israel is all about. You two have gobbled down the Zionist Koolaid too damn fast.

      • shawn occonnor

        lol, sound hurt.

        #go israel

      • ZiggyZagZag

        Nope! Not hurt. Just have my eyes wide open! you should try it sometime, you’d be amazed by what you can see!

        #WipeIsraelOffTheMap

      • shawn occonnor

        if i will see the crap that you will see that will bring me back to the civil rights movement I AM QUITE FINE. i would rather remain blind. I guess it was those Israelite then who captured “fore parents” black assess with the help of our fellow blacks and boarded them on a banana boat

      • ZiggyZagZag

        if i will see the crap that you will see that will bring me back to the civil rights movement I AM QUITE FINE. i would rather remain blind.

        Back?! Did you say back??! WTF, brah?!? The civil rights movement is an ongoing process, a human work in progress.
        It didn’t end with Dr. King, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Stephen Biko, Medgar Evers, or Malcolm X. And it won’t end with women’s rights, same sex marriages, or even to right to walk home on a dark rainy night in a hoodie without being shot to death by some trigger-happy neighborhood watchman!

        Stay blind. The future that lays ahead of us has no room for cowards like you.

      • ZiggyZagZag

        i would rather remain blind. I guess it was those Israelite then who captured “fore parents” black assess with the help of our fellow blacks and boarded them on a banana boat,

        I can’t deal with your unintelligible drivel. Try to rephrase it in a way that succinctly expresses your point of view.

        I’m going to have to give that a huge FAIL.

      • shawn occonnor

        guess u have never read anything outside that of the c-i-v-i-L r-i-g-h-t-s- movement. I guess you should start meeting those arabs and then analyse there mindset on your own, if you are smart enough to do that and then you will see their real purpose. Israel is just a piece of the puzzle

      • ZiggyZagZag

        No one could ever accuse you of talking in plain and concise English! LOL!

        One thing I’ve learned from reading everything inside the civil rights movement…there’s an oppressor, and then there’s the oppressed. I choose to side with the oppressed.

        Nuh, sir. I neva did like working in massa’s house, sleeping on clean linen, and eating massa’s good food. I much prefer the old wooden shack with the leaky roof, any old dirty blanket, and whatever scraps of food we could find to eat that day.

      • Juney

        Woweeeee get him zig…

      • shawn occonnor

        how dare they, Israel wanted a cease fire and stopped but…Hamas kept shooting………Israel didn’t start this war, it was Hamas when they kidnapped and killed those 3 boys and then shot missiles at Israel… What are those people supposed to do, sit back and wait until they are all killed? We would fight back wouldn’t we???In 2011, Hamas aimed a rocket at an Israeli school bus, killing a 16 year old boy. That is just one of many times Hamas has sent rockets into Israel to cause as much damage and kill as many people as possible. Israel has been under fire from rockets from Gaza and the West Bank for years and why the hell shouldn’t they fire back? Hamas and Palestine have said loudly and often that they will stop their rockets and stop bombing Israel when every man, woman and child is dead…. sounds like it’s Palestine and Hamas are committing genocide and not Israel like Hamas claim. Israeli is only defending themselves against those human shield using terrorists. then again those ppl typical Muslims playing the victim. even in 9/11 the were the victims. GO ISRAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Realseereal

        Bullshxt propaganda bruh.. wheres the source to that? ur just another puppet, deceived by the zionist media..

      • ZiggyZagZag

        Israel didn’t start this war, it was Hamas when they kidnapped and killed those 3 boys and then shot missiles at Israel…

        Who says Hamas kidnapped and killed anyone…Israelis?! Whatever the mainstream media chooses to cram down your gullible throat, you quickly swallow and ask for more.
        If Israel was a true democracy, it would have looked long and hard for the ones responsible for the deaths of those three teens and brought them to justice. Instead they did what any warmongering nation would do, and launched a full military assault to punish every Palestinian in the Gaza Strip.
        In my country, when a sicko like Paul Bernardo rapes, kills and dismembers two school girls we don’t say that the Liberals did it, or the Conservatives…we only hold him responsible and not the political organization he might have been affiliated with. Why would you, if you were not programmed to think that way by the MSM?!

      • ZiggyZagZag

        What are those people supposed to do, sit back and wait until they are all killed? We would fight back wouldn’t we???

        Exactly what I’m talking about! Now we’re on the same level. What else can a people do except fight back against tyranny and oppression? Who in their right mind would expect the Palestinians to bend over and take it up the rassss as Israel steals the land under their feet, murders their women and children, and with every bombing run, snuff out any hopes for a peaceful future?

      • ZiggyZagZag

        In 2011, Hamas aimed a rocket at an Israeli school bus, killing a 16 year old boy. That is just one of many times Hamas has sent rockets into Israel to cause as much damage and kill as many people as possible.

        -Up to 16:00hrs, 20th July 2014
        425+ Palestinians killed
        66 Children killed. Including these 4 children killed 16 July.
        3,000+, injured, of whom 70% are Women & Children.
        5 Israeli soldiers and 2 civilians killed & 26 soldiers slightly wounded by Hamas.

        Are you with me so far?

        You made the claim that Israel went to war when three of their citizens were killed. I have to ask…why weren’t the ones responsible for the murders brought to justice? The way I know it; there’s a murder, an investigation, suspects are hunted, brought to trial and dealt with in an open court. Could you imagine if Canada went to war with Jamaica over the few Canadian tourists who have been murdered while vacationing?
        In Israel’s case, why hold a nation of 1.6 million accountable for the heinous actions of two very young men?

      • ZiggyZagZag

        sounds like it’s Palestine and Hamas are committing genocide and not Israel like Hamas claim. Israeli is only defending themselves against those human shield using terrorists.

        Sounds to me like you’re convinced those who defend their land and people from tyranny, and who fight for their basic human rights are the ones to be exterminated.

        Question for you, shawn…what caused you to lose your humanity?

      • Garth Daley

        There is no Israel bro.don’t be fooled.just a piece of land loaded with weapons to police the middle east America biggest military base.

  • shawn occonnor

    All Israel want to do is exists. It is quite unfortunate that it is surrounded by those Islamic states. The problem is not Israel, but the islamist agenda to kill and destroy all jews, after all, it’s their cultists right according to that blasphemous book they read call the quoran. Israel defend yourself whatever means. Many people just will never understand the thinking of those Palestinians and the Arab states

    • ZiggyZagZag

      I completely understand the Palestinian’s plight. Those that don’t usually fall into the category of the brain dead. The evil that is Israel has become will not go unpunished. Their destruction is an inevitability. Their nation will not last another 60 years.

      You as a Black man support the very people who treat Africans in Israel with the same contempt and brutality that gave rise to the American civil rights movement in the sixties. For far too long Israel has gotten away with committing atrocities against a people ill-equipped to defend themselves. There will come a time of reckoning, and when that time comes, I hope you’re standing on the right side of history.

      #WipeIsraelOffTheMap

    • Peteash

      Shawn, do you know how the modern state of Israel came into existence? if you don’t, research it, then you’ll be able to understand the thinking of those Palestinians and the Arab States.

    • Juney

      All Israel want to do is wipe the Palestinians off the earth, and then move on doing the same to other Arab countries…

      • shawn occonnor

        that would be a good start to world peace

    • shawnisdumb

      you are indeed blind when it comes to jews my friend

  • kaz

    We all are God children the good the bad and everyone else. Whoever send the tweet is praying for peace, it is only haters would read anything else. RI said she did not send it and i believe her. I too pray for peace no taking sides. Jesus say pray for one another and i believe in Jesus, because he died for us all.

  • Trooper Gufaz

    The tweet could be right, if you really know what’s happening between Israel and Gaza, the Palestinian people are they living under a military occupation? Why can’t Israel liv the Palestinian to live their life without been policed by the military? why is the international community not doing much about the on going conflict? War crimes are been committed here and both side could be responsible, talking of this recent situation Gaza have had over 200 dead casualties and Israel have had only 1 casualty,,,
    People dig deeper into this and research more, don’t just trade words without the knowledge of this situation,

    GOD protect the innocent people

  • http://www.vice.com Tweley

    Stay out of politics and make music, worry about your own dam country going through turmoil. These idiot celebrities always want to chime in..

  • Brad

    #iloveisrael

  • Juney

    It’s so sad the children on both side have to live with this, and no end in sight…:-(

    • Juney

      Breaking it down easy, from what I understand. I have a loaf of bread, I give you half and you decide you don’t want half you want it all. That’s Israel.

    • shawn occonnor

      in a time of war nothing from the enemy should be spared. no child, no cattle, nothing, not even their history, all should be burnt

  • Pieter

    Why does no one care about the plight of Palestinians? They are being slaughtered right now in their own country.

    • ZiggyZagZag

      They’re too afraid to confront the tyranny that Israel has spoon-fed the Palestinians for 66 years. look at RiRi’s tweet and the backlash she received for supporting a free Palestine. I challenge you to find another country, state, or nation on this planet that can not be criticized. Only Israel fits that criteria.