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One Direction's Zayn wades into Gaza crisis, gets Twitter death threats

PTI   July 29, 2014
First Published: 13:51 IST(29/7/2014) | Last Updated: 14:14 IST(29/7/2014)

Zayn Malik has become the latest popstar, after Rihanna, to get hate messages from Israel fans. The One Direction star is receiving death threats from upset fans after he waded into the Gaza conflict.

The singer, 21, shared the #FreePalestine hashtag with his 13million followers on Twitter, which quickly clocked up 130,000 retweets, reported Daily Mirror.

Moments after it was posted, Israeli fans began blasting the star, telling him to "kill himself" and threatening: "Let me kill you."

One wrote: "Zayn should say what he said I mean if we're such a terrorists like he said why wouldn't we kill him for saying that huh @zaynmalik (sic)."  

Others are vowing he has now lost all his fans from Israel.

"U have fans in #Israel. It broke me that one of my idols wand me to die @benwinstone @harry_styles @onedirection (sic)."

Zayn is not the first celebrity to be criticised for showing their support for Palestine. R&B star Rihanna also caused a stir posting a message of support to her 36.4 million followers a few weeks ago.

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