"F**k off. No humanity. Selfish AF."
Faryal Makhdoom appeared to blame Israel as she urged influencers to side with Palestine.
Amir Khan’s wife shared a number of pro-Palestine posts on Instagram, declaring:
“Can we all just ask ourselves who started all this.”
Faryal suggested that Israeli oppression of Palestinian people had been going on “for years and years and years”, adding:
“Apparently All Lives Matter except those in Gaza.”
In an Instagram Story, Faryal slammed fellow influencers for not having “enough balls” to speak out for Palestine.
It read: “I’m seeing some influencers with huge platforms still posting away… living life normally.
“But yet not a thing on Palestine and what’s going on around the world.
“F**k off. No humanity. Selfish AF.
“Or just not enough balls?”
Hitting out at the media, Faryal claimed that the majority of coverage is in support of Israel.
Another post read: “If you’re afraid of showing support to Palestine because you don’t want to lose friends, followers or opportunities, then you’re part of the problem.”
Faryal also shared a picture of herself with a caption that suggested she would stand by her comments no matter what.
“Always stand for what’s right. No matter what the consequences are.”
Some praised Faryal for using her platform to show her support for Palestine. However, one critic wrote:
“Fight for what is right?
“By coming in and killing and murdering thousands of people at a music festival and then going on to kill innocent children?
“What if it was one of your children would you still feel the same?
“Shame on you, you are an absolute disgrace of a person.”
Faryal Makhdoom’s comments echoed her husband’s, who claimed people are “scared” to show their support for Palestine.
Amir Khan tweeted: “My entire career, my aim was to become a champion and use my fame and influence to make a positive change in the world.
“I’ve never been scared to speak my mind and stand up for the down trodden.
“Recently when Ukraine was attacked by Russia, I personally flew to Poland to support the Ukrainian refugees who had been displaced by the effects of war.
“So many people spoke up about these atrocities but as the world watches what is unfolding in Palestine, I see so many of my peers, friends and colleagues who are remaining silent.
“It’s become apparent that people are scared to show their support for Palestine. Palestinian lives matter.
“The world will remember who spoke up and who didn’t. And God will remember who stayed silent while innocent Muslims’ blood was spilled.”
There has been long-running tension between Israel and Palestine but Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on Israel.
Over 1,200 Israelis, mostly civilians, have been killed. Hamas militants have also taken about 150 hostages.
Israel retaliated with air strikes.
On October 13, 2023, Israel faced accusations of using white phosphorus, which can cause severe burns and lifelong injuries.
While the use of the substance in warzones is not banned outright under international law, use near civilians is prohibited under the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons.