Bella Hadid often shows how proud she is of her Palestinian heritage, which is where her father, Mohamed Hadid, was born.
To mark his birthday, the model shared a heartfelt Instagram post about her father, as well as paying tribute to her Palestinian heritage, sharing a series of photos with her dad.
“Happy birthday to my baba,” she said. “I always loved to be with you.”
The supermodel also shared a photo of herself with Mohamed, 72, in the kitchen, reflecting on her Palestinian roots and cooking with her father
“I love learning how to cook Palestinian food with you,” she said. “Thank you for teaching me about our culture. I love Palestine and you so much.
“Your roots will forever be intertwined within our family line. It’s my favourite part about us.”
Earlier this year the 24-year-old opened up about how proud she was to have Palestinian roots, but the post was subsequently removed from Instagram for supposedly “violating their community guidelines”.
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However, the social media platform realised this was a mistake admitting the “content shouldn’t have been removed” and also apologised to the supermodel for the mistake.
More recently, Mohamed reflected on his childhood hardships having to flee his home country when he was just a baby, and becoming a refugee along with his other family members.
Sharing a picture from his younger years, the property tycoon explained that he doesn’t have “a single picture of me [as] when I was a baby I was just about 9 days old when I and my family were refugees to the refugee camps in Syria from Palestine”.
He shared his thanks to Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia and most of all Jordan, where he and his family received Jordanian citizenship many years ago.
He also shared his gratitude for being able to relocate to the USA with his family.
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