Bella Hadid and her father
Bella Hadid and her Palestinian father Mohamed Hadid Source: Instagram/BellaHadid

Palestinian-American supermodel Bella Hadid has expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine in light of U.S. President Donald Trump's problematic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In a post shared with her 16 million followers on Instagram, the 21-year-old included a photo of the Dome of The Rock in Jerusalem coupled with an emotional caption in which she speaks in support of Palestinians. 

"The treatment of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated," the caption reads. "I stand with Palestine."

"There is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust"

Earlier this week, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans for the construction of a new U.S. embassy to Israel in the occupied Palestinian city.

Leading up to and following the official announcement, international leaders and allies from Europe and the Middle East condemned and rejected the decision, as did many Arab and Palestinian supporters. 

On Thursday, Hadid took to Instagram to reveal that she, too, is enraged at Trump's decision.

"I've been waiting to put this into perfect words but I realized there is no perfect way to speak of something so unjust," she says in her post.  

"Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine." 

She goes on to say that she believes the move "makes us take five steps back, making it harder to live in a world of peace."

Her father also stood up for his country

The model's Palestinian father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, also condemned Trump's decision on social media.

In an Instagram post, he described it as "the saddest day of my life" and addressed Trump saying "this is not a real estate deal."

He went on to chastise Arab leaders and call their behavior "disgusting."

"What’s worse [is] that all the Arab leaders sold us out... No shame, no heart, no soul," he wrote.

According to the Huffington PostHadid was born in Nazareth during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, before fleeing to Syria with his family when he was 18 months old. 

Not the first time Bella Hadid uses her platform to speak up about injustice in the region

The model does not shy away from using her widely-followed platform to take a stand against injustice. 

Last week, when news broke about African migrants being sold into slavery in parts of Libya, she shared a post condemning the practice and calling for action.

Human auctions, where migrants are sold to the highest bidder, have become a chilling reality for many in the North African country, an exclusive report from CNN revealed.

In response to the article and previous allegations that have arisen over the past year, Libyan authorities have reportedly launched a formal investigation into the slave auctions.

"When researching, these images that are surfacing make me completely hysterical every time I look at them," Hadid wrote at the time.

"Can you imagine looking into any one of their eyes? All of the pain they are suffering through. Emotionally, psychically, mentally... I wish I could give them everything I have."