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Kim Kardashian under fire for post saying Israelis, Palestinians deserve to live in peace

Kim Kardashian West speaks at the Langham Huntington, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, California (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian West speaks at the Langham Huntington, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, California (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Kim Kardashian posts an image to her Facebook page containing a quote saying that both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and safety, and comes under fire for the statement.

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and safety,” the quote reads. “Anyone trying to convince you that one must come at the expense of the other does not support human rights for all humans.”

The quote is illustrated with Israeli and Palestinian flags and is not posted to any other social media network, including her wildly popular Instagram page.

Kardashian does not feature the photo in her main feed but it is still picked up on other social media networks, where the star comes under attack.

Much of the criticism centers on the fact that Kardashian was a leading voice calling for the US to recognize the Armenian genocide, with commenters making a false comparison between the current violence and that historical event.

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