Rihanna Tweets “#FreePalestine,” Quickly Deletes Tweet

Many, many retweets in its short life.

Another celebrity inserted herself into the heated conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday — and then quickly thought the better of it. Singer Rihanna tweeted “#FreePalestine,” which garnered nearly 7,000 retweets according to the Twitter analytics site Favstar, before it was deleted.

The link to the tweet is now dead but here’s how it appeared:

The link to the tweet is now dead but here's how it appeared:

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Via favstar.fm

Over the weekend NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted and deleted “#FreePalestine” after being told of the violence in Gaza by a Twitter user.

Over the weekend NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted and deleted "#FreePalestine" after being told of the violence in Gaza by a Twitter user.

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Via deadspin.com

Howard left his tweet about for 15 minutes before deleting it.

Howard left his tweet about for 15 minutes before deleting it.

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He then promptly apologized, repeatedly.

Dwight Howard @DwightHoward

previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.

Dwight Howard @DwightHoward

I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!

According to TMZ, a “source close to Rihanna” said the tweet was an accident.

Via tmz.com

New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also deleted this “pray for Palestine” Instagram post.

New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also deleted this "pray for Palestine" Instagram post.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/rihanna-tweets-freepalestine-quickly-deletes-tweet

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