The world has awoken to the heart wrenching sequence of events in Palestine over the last few weeks. As of recently, through the use of small and large scale social media platforms across the globe, more people have been able to bring Palestine to the light it rightfully deserves. It is with honor that we commend those who have used their platforms to raise awareness and spread valuable information to the world about the hardships of Palestinians.
A talented artist from West Yorkshire of Northern England from Pakistani descent. Malik was originally a part of a boy band by the name of “One Direction,” but has chosen to further his very successful career as a solo artist. His tweet shows powerful solidarity with the Palestinians.
I stand with the Palestinian people. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine.— zayn (@zaynmalik) May 13, 2021
A stunningly beautiful young model born a raised in Los Angeles, California from half Palestinian and half Dutch descent. What a beautiful mix of cultures! Hadid has been featured on Vouge in the last 4 years 35 times. She always brings up the Palestinian people and their struggles as a reminder to the horror they live in.
@instagram I can’t read the above, can you please explain what the issue with posting facts about Palestine is, exactly..?— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) May 15, 2021
is a famous American actor that was born and raised in New York City. He has been the star of many movies and TV shows and has always been a ladies fan favorite! O’Brien gracefully used his platform to show solidarity with the Palestinians.
An American singer born in Edison, New Jersey and is of Italian and Hungarian descent. She is well known for her kind heart and her loud personality. Halsey went on twitter and wished a “Eid Mubarak” to her fans as she also brought up Palestine and her solidarity with them.
Eid Mubarak from my family to yours. ❤️ As we are celebrating and expecting our first child, I am thinking of Reema Saad (allah yarhamha) who was 4 months pregnant and murdered along with her family and two small children. Praying for the end of this suffering. #freepalestine pic.twitter.com/KPvlYW8BnJ— h (@halsey) May 13, 2021
Chance the Rapper
Is a highly successful American rapper born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is also someone who goes by the titles of songwriter, producer, and most importantly an activist. Chance constantly uses his platform to speak on profound topics such as Palestine and brings them to the limelight. For that Mr. Chance, we appreciate you immensely.
on a more serious note if you don't know about what's going on in #Palestine, self-educate.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 16, 2012
An American actor and producer, and not to mention he also has 7 PhD’s! A well respected man in the world of acting as he is always recognized for his good heart and his respectable behavior. Ruffalo used his platform to shed light on the current situation in Palestine.
1500 Palestinians face expulsion in #Jerusalem. 200 protesters have been injured. 9 children have been killed. Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people - it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call. #SheikhJarrah https://t.co/f9R6LYljez— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 11, 2021
Was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, but is currently a successful singer, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles, California. She is known for her all out bangers that always have a crowded room singing along. Her #FreePalestine was loud and clear.
FREE PALESTINE ‼️‼️‼️— TINASHE (@Tinashe) May 12, 2021
Is a Miami, Florida native as well as a famous American singer a part of the girl group “Fifth Harmony.” She is known for her rather extraordinary voice, and her beautiful face. Jauregui has recently used her large scale platform as a gateway to shining light on the calamity currently happening in Palestine.
Sending love to all who celebrate, Eid Mubarak✨ my heart is with all those who are hurting in what is supposed to be a time of joy and completion, especially those in Gaza.— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) May 13, 2021
A famous singer and songwriter, was born in Oakland, California. She is prominently known for her music that never fails to have you turning the volume on full blast whenever you hear her on the radio. Khelani has recently used her social media platforms to share with her followers the facts about the atrocity in Palestine.
FREE PALESTINE 🇵🇸— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 11, 2021
Is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner born and raised in Pakistan. She migrated to the UK in 2012 and has been an empowering woman across the globe since. Malala graciously brought the Palestinian hardships up in effort to stand in solidarity and show her respect to the Palestinian people.
A Palestinian child should be sitting in a classroom, not in rubble.— Malala (@Malala) May 12, 2021
World leaders must act immediately to protect the human rights of Palestinians. pic.twitter.com/6BLQq58D4H
Is an Indian actress that works in the Hindi film industry. As a well known actress in India, she has a very influential presence to her audience. She has recently used her platform to stand in solidarity with Palestine.
We, the Palestinian people don't ask for much, as we simply want basic human rights. We want to be heard, we want the assurance of the safety of our families back home, and we want the world to stand with us even when we are being silenced. The importance of using social media platforms in order to educate and shed light on current events in the world is a true work of art.
This form of informing has enabled those who are silenced in the name of oppression to have a voice. Allowing those who do not have a voice to be heard is a privilege everyone should eagerly use to make a difference. “The people have become the media” is the newest and most beautiful phrase to date as it shows how important it is to recognize how powerful it truly is to use your platform no matter how big or small it may be.
Let us be reminded, it was our voices that called for a ceasefire amidst a devastating genocide on the Palestinian people. Although a “ceasefire” has been announced, our movement to a #FreePalestine will continue. As long as it takes.