On Wednesday, Justin Bieber shared a post with his extensive Instagram following of 293 million followers. The post featured the words “PRAYING FOR ISRAEL” overlaid on an Associated Press photo of a demolished building in Gaza. However, Bieber subsequently modified the post by removing the background image and replacing it with his own text. The original post, which was from the @churchome account, was also later replaced with a version that did not feature the Gaza photo.

In an earlier Instagram story, Bieber expressed his stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, emphasizing the importance of not vilifying all Palestinians or Israelis. He made it clear that he did not want to take sides in the conflict but was focused on showing support for the families who have been tragically affected by the ongoing violence. Bieber’s posts reflect his desire to express empathy and compassion for those impacted by the conflict rather than promoting any specific political stance.

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Justin Bieber faced backlash on social media for a now-deleted Instagram post in which he expressed his support for Israel amid the ongoing conflict. The controversy erupted as Gaza faced extensive destruction due to continuous bombardment following Hamas’s surprise attack against Israel.

Reports indicated that Gaza was on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as its power plants had stopped functioning due to a shortage of fuel. Occupied Israeli forces continued their airstrikes on Gaza, resulting in significant civilian casualties. Both sides, Israeli and Palestinian, suffered significant losses in terms of lives.

Justin Bieber initially shared an Instagram post featuring a picture of a damaged building in Gaza while expressing his support for Israel. The post received criticism, prompting Bieber to delete it. His wife, Hailey Bieber, also shared a post by Alex Edelman, highlighting the dangers faced by both Israelis and Palestinians due to the escalating violence.

The conflict had reached a critical point, with Hamas launching a major attack into parts of southern Israel. Israeli military fighter jets carried out numerous airstrikes in Gaza, targeting over 200 locations in response to Hamas’s attacks.

As a result of Israel’s complete embargo on Gaza, the territory’s only power plant shut down due to a fuel shortage. Gaza faced a looming humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the power plant’s shutdown, leaving the region in darkness. Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant vowed to launch a ground offensive in response to Hamas’s actions.

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The use of white phosphorus bombs against civilians in the Karama neighborhood of Gaza was alleged by Palestine, while Israel declared its intention to escalate its response to Hamas with a ground offensive. The situation in the region remained dire, with civilians on both sides bearing the brunt of the ongoing violence and destruction.