Supermodel Gigi Hadid’s father has been criticized for comparing Israel to Nazis after his family reportedly received death threats over their support of Palestine.
Mohamed Hadid, 74, shared a post on his Instagram on Saturday that has since been deleted, which separated the flag of Israel from the flag of the Nazi Party – and added what he sees as comparisons between the two.
The post said the Nazi Party was “founded on Aryan supremacy,” while Israel was “founded on Jewish supremacy.”
It also compared the Nazis’ “signature method” of “gas chambers” to Israel’s “signature method” of “carpet bombing.”
Mohamed, who was born into a Palestinian family in Nazareth, captioned the post: “And both added, calling the victims terrorists, regardless of other activities.”
“Some Palestinians and some Jews have even changed their names.”
His post came after the Hadid family reportedly had to change their cell phone numbers after receiving death threats over their stance on the conflict.
Moahmed Hadid, 74, shared a post on his Instagram on Saturday in which he compared Israel to Nazi Germany
LR Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid and Mohamed Hadid attend the Victoria’s Secret After Party at the Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France
In response, Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Yaari Cohen tweeted: “This was posted by Mohamed Hadid, father of Bella and Gigi Hadid.”
“This is not a smart, complicated political stance.” This is just pure hatred. Shame on you.
“This post: This blatant, blatant, Holocaust-like anti-Semitism has thrown me for a loop. Even today there are red lines that you don’t cross.”
Another commented: “I have no words for the cognitive dissonance that Hadid’s memes express.”
“Except to say. You’d have to literally turn their brains into a pretzel to even attempt to justify the outright lies in it as anything other than raw anti-Semitism.
The image also compared the method of Nazi gas chambers to the bombing of Gaza and Auschwitz to the Gaza Strip
In response, Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Yaari Cohen hit back at Hadid over his now-deleted post
The shameful post comes just days after his supermodel daughter Gigi was harshly criticized by the Israeli government for her posts in support of the Palestinian people.
Gigi had posted a graphic about the war that said: “There is nothing Jewish about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.”
“Condemning the Israeli government is not anti-Semitic and supporting the Palestinians is not supporting Hamas.”
The Israeli government quickly reversed Hadid’s position, posting a response on its Instagram story that read: “There is nothing brave about Hamas’s massacre of Israelis.”
“Condemning Hamas for what it is (ISIS) is not against Palestine and supporting Israelis in their fight against barbaric terrorists is the right thing to do.”
The State of Israel report then directed the comments specifically at Hadid, tagging her report and writing: “Have you slept in the last week?”
“Or is it okay for you to turn a blind eye when Jewish babies are slaughtered in their homes? Your silence has made it very clear where you stand. We see you.’
The post on Hadid’s Instagram (left) caught the attention of the Israeli government, which disparaged the supermodel on her own account (right).
Gigi Hadid also released her own, in which she does not explicitly condemn Hamas terrorists or anti-Semitism, but instead defends the Free Palestine movement
In a statement written by Hadid herself, she does not explicitly condemn Hamas’ actions or describe its terrorism as anti-Semitic.
The term “anti-Semitic” is only mentioned when she claims that being pro-Palestine is not the same as being anti-Semitic.
“Terrorizing innocent people is inconsistent with and does not benefit the Free Palestine movement,” she wrote.
However, her words contradict the views shared by many, many pro-Palestinian activists across the country and around the world since Hamas’ shocking attack.
It has also since been claimed that Gigi and her family have received death threats and have reportedly been forced into action because of their support for Palestine.
Gigi and her family, including supermodel sister Bella, 27, brother Anwar, 24, and parents Yolanda and Mohamed, all had to change their phone numbers due to the threats TMZ.
Bella was pictured at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City in May 2021
Sources told the publication that the family received horrific threats via email, social media and their phones after their numbers were reportedly leaked online.
It has also been claimed that property developer Mohamed is considering contacting the FBI over the spate of death threats.
Mohamed also has children Marielle (43) and Alana (38) with his ex Mary Butler.
Bella Hadid, 27, posted a lengthy statement on Instagram on Thursday calling for pressure on political leaders “to stand together in defense of humanity and compassion.”
She said: “I have yet to find the ideal words for these deeply complicated and terrible last two weeks, weeks that have refocused the world’s attention on a situation that has cost innocent lives and affected families for decades.”
The model posted a lengthy statement on Instagram on Thursday, calling for pressure on political leaders to “stand together to defend humanity and compassion.”
“I have a lot to say, but for today I’ll keep it short.” I received hundreds of death threats every day, my phone number was leaked and my family felt in danger.
“But I cannot be silenced any longer.” Fear is not an option. The people and children of Palestine, especially in Gaza, cannot afford our silence. “We’re not brave – they are.”
Bella continued: “My father was born in Nazareth in the year of the Nakba (the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948).”
“Nine days after his birth, in his mother’s arms, he and his family were expelled from their native Palestine and became refugees, away from a place they once called home. “My grandparents were never allowed to return.”
Bella said her family had “witnessed 75 years of violence against the Palestinian people – most notably brutal settler incursions that led to the destruction of entire communities, cold-blooded murders and the forcible removal of families from their homes.”
The supermodel, who has worked for labels including Balmain, Givenchy, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret, added that “the practice of settlements and Palestinian land continues to this day” and “the pain of it is unimaginable.”
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Gigi and Bella Hadid and their father for comment.