Bella Hadid Speaks Up On Her Palestinian Heritage
Bella Hadid Is Proud To Be A Muslim!
Isabella Khair Hadid, more commonly known as Bella Hadid, is an American model and influencer. She, along with her sister, Gigi Hadid, has garnered millions of fans worldwide. Bella Hadid has never shied away from sharing her pride to be Palestinian, but the supermodel recently made a more permanent move to pay tribute to her heritage.
Despite growing up in the United States for her entire life, the Hadid sisters, Bella in particular, have always been vocal about their Palestinian roots and have condemned Israel's atrocities in Gaza on more than one occasion.
Speaking about her Arab heritage, the fashion icon, 23, had spoken to Harper’s Bazaar about how she learned a great deal about Palestinian culture through her dad Mohamed Hadid.
The 24-year-old has inked herself with two new tattoos in Arabic script which acknowledges her Palestinian background.
The supermodel recruited celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo to complete the new tattoos, which were done in a very minimal design.
The artist shared the new inkings on Instagram saying, “Some writings for the always kind and lovely @bellahadid.”
The Arabic script which can be seen on the model’s shoulders translates in English to “my love” and “I love you”.
Bella Hadid talked about how Arab women inspired her, during her visit to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
"That was the best day of my life when I went and saw the mosque in Abu Dhabi. I was talking to all of these Arab women and men, and finally understanding the culture a lot more than I ever really have."
About spending Eid and Ramadan with her father and her extended family, Bella had said:
"He would teach us about it and we would go and do Eid with my family and we would do Ramadan – I did that since I was a kid. Once I got older I was working and going to school so I couldn’t fast for as long. My dad, he’s so passionate about it, and that’s what kept me very passionate and excited about my roots.”
She also opened up about her father migrating from Palestine to America: “My dad was a refugee. He came from Palestine to America when he was a baby.”
“Thankfully, he was able to come, but it was very hard and now it’s probably 100 times harder. It makes me sad that power is getting taken from a lot of people and they’re not able to make a new life for their children and their families,” she continued.
“It’s crazy to me that one person can tell you whether or not you can have a better life,” she added.