One Direction star Zayn abused over Palestine tweet

Malik, who was brought up a Muslim, posted the hashtag #freePalestine to his 13m followers yesterday, and it has already been shared more than 140,000 times.

One Direction star Zayn abused over Palestine tweet

Among the abusive responses on the micro-blogging site, were messages telling him to “go kill yourself” while others called him “ignorant” and accused him of supporting terrorists.

Another told him: “The world hates you.”

One pro-Israel fan said: ’You have fans in #Israel. It broke me that one of my idols wants me to die’.

But other users praised him for the comment, provoking a heated debate among his fans.

Ahmad Ayyoub said: “thanks for being brave, thanks for being a human Zayn, free Palestine.”

Another told him: “Don’t let the hate messages you’re getting deter you from speaking the truth! #FreePalestine.”

Rihanna is among other celebrities to have spoken out in support of the social media campaign #freePalestine.

She tweeted the hashtag earlier this month before deleting it just minutes later, and instead posting a message asking people to pray “for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

One tweeter said: “Pathetic how people can support the killer state of Israel, whereas Zayn Malik Rihanna get threatened when they support #FreePalestine”.

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