They are not exactly your typical Arab family, but there is no denying that the genetically-blessed Hadids do not shy away from highlighting their Palestinian roots.
Born to Palestinian billionaire Mohamed Hadid and Dutch model Yolanda Hadid, models Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid have called out Israeli crimes and expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine on multiple occasions. This comes as their father, a real estate developer, was born in Nazareth during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, before fleeing to Syria with his family when he was 18 months old.
The Hadids make an effort to stay connected to their Palestinian heritage, here's proof:
1. When they condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
In Dec. 2017, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans for the construction of a new U.S. embassy in the occupied Palestinian city.
The Hadids were among the many supporters of the Palestinian cause who condemned the decision on social media.
"Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine," Bella wrote in an emotional Instagram caption.
"The treatment of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine," she added.
Her father also stood up for his country at the time, describing the announcement as "the saddest day of my life."
2. When Bella spontaneously joined a pro-Palestine protest in London
Bella did not only condemn Trump's declaration on social media, but also took part in a London protest against the decision.
She reportedly joined the demonstration after her car was stopped as a result of traffic on her way back from a Tag Heuer event held in the British capital. Photos of her alongside a "Free Palestine" sign quickly went viral on social media, with many users praising the model for "putting her words into action."
3. When Gigi voiced support for Palestinian protesters in Gaza
The Israeli military responded with deadly force when Palestinians took to the streets in May 2018 to protest the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
Her Instagram story featured a screenshot from an Al-Jazeera article, in which she underlined the fact that May 14 of last year was considered the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since 2014, as well as the fact that casualties included children, women and journalists.
4. When they attended the Arab Conference at Harvard
Last month, the Hadid family attended the Arab Conference at Harvard 2019, the largest Arab conference in North America. Mohamed Hadid, the keynote speaker on identity at the conference, spoke about growing up in refugee camps and emphasized how important it is for his family to sustain their Palestinian identity.
"One of my dreams is to have my kids carry the name Palestine with them everywhere they go because it seems like we are losing that name as we go on," he said at the time, according to The National. "We want to make sure my family always carries that on."
5. When Mohamed rocked a Palestine-themed jacket
6. When Anwar visited Palestine and showcased its beauty
Late in April, the 19-year-old model visited Palestine with his friends and documented his trip on social media, where he paid tribute to the beauty of Palestinian culture.
"Much culture and beauty and people that need to be seen and heard," he wrote on Instagram.
"They can't take away a people's free spirit, walls could never be enough to do that," he wrote in another post. "I know the hope and fire to make change is in the Palestinian people."