With almost 80 million Instagram followers, American model Gigi Hadid posted a deceptive picture of Ahmed Manasra and claimed that he was a “child prisoner of war.”

Hadid asserted that Ahmed was “abducted” and charged Israel with “raping and murdering” innocent people on the same day that Hamas freed 13 hostages. The post, which has since been taken down, featured an image of Ahmed, who was incarcerated following a stabbing spree in Jerusalem in 2015. 

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Ahmed exclaimed, “I came here with my cousin to stab Jews,” with pride during the incident. Unsettling video from that period depicts Ahmed, who was 13 at the time, and his 15-year-old cousin Hassan Manasra pursuing Israelis on the street as defenseless bystanders ran.

Gigi Hadid, well-known for her divisive anti-Israel activism, asserted untruthfully that Israel is the only nation holding minors as POWs. ‘Israel is the only country in the world that keeps CHILDREN AS PRISONERS OF WAR,’ she wrote next to a photo. She then used strange language to accuse Palestinians of a number of crimes.

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In contrast to Hadid’s claims, the Israeli Knesset Research and Information Center states that security prisoners in Israel are entitled to certain established rights, such as visits from family members and the Red Cross, access to books and letters, TV privileges, educational opportunities, and a canteen where they can make purchases.

Several X users slammed the model for her actions. One user wrote, Gigi Hadid literally just got on Instagram and typed with her dumb fingers that Israel rapes Palestinian children and then had to audacity to post that heinous lie to her millions of followers. The woman should lose every single job she’s booked for and never be hired for anything else ever again. At the very minimum.”

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“#IsraelPalestineWar. Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are definitely antisemitic.  This war is bringing out what they truly are. Their FALSE narratives on IDF & this war are very dangerous, considering they post to millions.  Who would follow or hire them now? The seem pro Hamas. Smh” another user wrote.