Celebrities Express Solidarity with Palestine, Sheikh Jarrah

Celebrities Express Solidarity with Palestine, Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli police officers pin to the ground a Palestinian man during a protest against the planned evictions of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem, May 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

A number of Arab and international celebrities have expressed solidarity and support for the people of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem who are facing a potential threat of eviction by the Israeli occupation authorities.

English rock musician Roger Waters, best known as bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd, described Israel as "an apartheid state" in a video he posted on his Twitter account.

Waters also addressed US President Joe Biden, saying: "Biden is still going ‘Oh, I support Israel in anything’ Oh, wait you support them in this genocidal removal of people from their homes.”

"How would you like it, Joe Biden? You're sitting at home, there that's your home, it's where your family have lived for hundreds of years. And some …. comes along and goes, that’s ours. I'm a settler I'm going to take your house from you. I don't care what you do. Die ... that would be the very best,” Waters said.

British singer Dua Lipa took to her Instagram and posted a story using the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah to highlight the events taking place in the neighborhood, inhabited by 500 Palestinians, now facing disposition.

Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün also shared several stories in solidarity with the Palestinians using the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah.

Lebanese singer Elissa took it to her Twitter to call Israel’s assault on medics and patients in al-Aqsa medical clinic a crime.

Egyptian actor Mohamed Henedy posted on his social media pages a photo of a Palestinian youth getting detained by Israeli forces, and said: “while the world is silent, we’ll send your voice to the world,” using the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah.

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