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ONE DIRECTION MEMBER TWEETS SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

July 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Zayn Malik, a member of the British boy band One Direction, has set off a firestorm by sharing the #FreePalestine hashtag to his 13 million followers, the London Daily Mail reported today (Monday). On the one hand, the newspaper said, Malik, a Muslim, has been deluged with outraged complaints, including death threats, from his Israeli fans. On the other hand many British fans have come to his defense, "Thumbs up to this young lad, he’s got my full respect!" wrote one. The Mail noted that Simon Cowell, who cobbled the group together from various contestants on his X Factor TV show, donated $150,000 last year to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.