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Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram story in support of Israel, then quickly deleted it after backlash

Lindsay Dodgson   

Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram story in support of Israel, then quickly deleted it after backlash
  • Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram story where she showed support for Israel.
  • She was criticized for weighing in on the conflict and accused of having little knowledge of it.

Kylie Jenner has been criticized for an Instagram story where she showed support for Israel.

She faced backlash for weighing in on the Israel-Palestine conflict and theories that it may have caused tension in some of her famous friendships.

On October 7, the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an attack on Israel, firing thousands of rockets into the territory. The resulting conflict has killed hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis.

After news of the attack, Jenner shared a post on her Instagram story, taken from the pro-Israel account @StandWithUs.

"Now and always we stand with the people of Israel!" it read, alongside an Israeli flag.

"SHARE if you stand with the people of Israel as they face one of the most frightening situations in many years," the post's captions reads.

"Thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israelis, hundreds of civilians have been injured and more than 300 murdered, terrorists have infiltrated Israel from Gaza, and there are unconfirmed reports that IDF soldiers have been kidnapped and taken into Gaza."

Jenner deleted the story around an hour later after critics flooded her comments with Palestinian flags and calls for people to unfollow her.

Despite removing the story, the comments have continued to roll in.

"Someone ask Kylie Jenner to point to Israel on the map," one person wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

"It's actually way worse that Kylie Jenner just deleted the Israel post," commented another. "It shows a lack of knowledge and care, she just posted it to be talked about."

Some also expressed concern that Jenner's post would cause tension between her and Bella Hadid — a longtime supporter of Palestine.

"Kylie Jenner supporting Israel when her friend Bella Hadid is Palestinian is crazy," reads one comment.

"Do these celebrities listen to each other when they talk?" reads another. "Like when Bella Hadid talks about Palestine and being Palestinian does Kylie Jenner know what that means?"

The attack is the biggest Hamas has launched against Israel in 50 years, prompting the country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call for civilians to evacuate Gaza and promising to destroy the Hamas hideouts in the enclave.

"Citizens of Israel, we are at war," he said in a video message. "This is not an operation, not an escalation — this is war. And we will win. Hamas will pay an unprecedented price."

President Joe Biden issued a statement condemning the attacks, which he called "horrific" and an "appalling assault."

"The United States stands with Israel," he said.




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