The father of Gigi Hadid has been blasted after comparing Israel to Nazis, after his supermodel daughter received death threats over her support of Palestine.
Mohamed Hadid , 74, shared a post to his Instagram on Saturday which compared Israel to Nazi Germany.
The post, which has since been deleted, had split the flag of Israel with the flag of Nazi Party and added what Hadid considers comparisons between the two below.
Hadid, who was born into a Palestinian family in Nazareth, had captioned his post: ‘And both added and labeled the victims as terrorists, regardless of other activities.
‘Some Palestinians and some Jews even changed their names.’
It comes after the Hadid family had to reportedly change their cell numbers following death threats over their stance on the conflict.
Moahmed Hadid , 74, shared a post to his Instagram on Saturday which compared Israel to Nazi Germany
L-R Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid and Mohamed Hadid attend the Victoria’s Secret After Party at the Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France
The post read that the Nazi Party had been ‘founded on Aryan supremacy’ while Israel was ‘founded on Jewish supremacy’.
The image also compared the method of the Nazi gas chambers to the bombing of Gaza, and Auschwitz to the Gaza Strip.
In response, Yaari Cohen from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted: ‘This was posted by Mohamed Hadid, Bella and Gigi Hadid’s father.
‘This is not some shrewd complicated political stance. This is just pure hate. Shame on you.
‘This post: this blatant, crass, Holocaust-esc Anti-Semitism brought it out of me. even in this day and age – there are red lines you don’t cross.’
Another commented: ‘I don’t have words for the cognitive dissonance expressed by Hadid’s meme.
‘Other than to say. One would have to turn their brain into a literal pretzel to even attempt to justify the utter lies in this as anything other than raw anti-Semitism.’
The image also compared the method of the Nazi gas chambers to the bombing of Gaza, and Auschwitz to the Gaza Strip
In response, Yaari Cohen from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affair hit back at Hadid over his now deleted post
The post comes just days after his supermodel daughter Gigi was slammed by Israel’s government for her posts in support of the Palestinian people.
Gigi had posted a graphic about the war, which said: ‘There is nothing Jewish about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.’
‘Condemning the Israeli government is not antisemitic and supporting Palestinians is not supporting Hamas.’
Israel’s government quickly skewered Hadid’s position, posting on their Instagram story a response that read: ‘There is nothing valiant about Hamas’ massacre of Israelis.
‘Condemning Hamas for what it is (ISIS) is not anti-Palestine and supporting Israelis in their fight against barbaric terrorists is the right thing to do.’
The account of the State of Israel then directed comments at Hadid specifically, tagging her account and writing: ‘Have you been sleeping the past week?’
‘Or you just fine turning a blind eye to Jewish babies being butchered in their homes? Your silence has been very clear about where you stand. We see you.’
The post on Hadid’s Instagram, left, caught the attention of the Israeli government, who blasted the supermodel on their own account, right
Gigi hadid also released her own, which does not explicitly condemn Hamas terrorists or antisemitism, and instead defends the Free Palestine movement
In a statement Hadid herself wrote, she does not explicitly condemn the actions of Hamas, nor does she call their terrorism anti-Semitic.
The only mention of the term anti-Semitic occurs when she claims that being pro-Palestine is not the same as being anti-Semitic.
‘The terrorizing of innocent people is not in alignment with & does not do any good for the ‘Free Palestine’ movement,’ she wrote.
Her words, however, run counter to the sentiments shared by many, many pro- Palestinian activists across the country and world since Hamas’ shocking attack.
It has also since been claimed that Gigi and her family have been receiving death threats over their support for Palestine and have reportedly been forced to take action.
Gigi and her family, including supermodel sister Bella, 27, brother Anwar, 24, and parents Yolanda and Mohamed, have all had to change their phone numbers amid the threats, according to TMZ.
It has also been claimed that real-estate developer Mohamed is considering going to the FBI over the spate of death threats.
Mohamed also has children Marielle, 43, and Alana, 38, with his ex Mary Butler.
Bella Hadid, 27, took to Instagram on Thursday with a detailed statement calling for pressure to be put on political leaders ‘to stand together in defending humanity and compassion’.
DailyMail.com has approached representatives of Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as their father.