Ayeza Khan says Palestine 'always in our thoughts' amidst calls for celeb boycott

Actor took to IG with post expressing solidarity with the liberation movement

Entertainment Desk May 17, 2024

As Israeli brutalities against Palestinians continue to intensify, social media’s role in raising awareness for the cause is undeniable. Prominent Palestinian journalists like Motaz Azaiza and Bisan Owda despite their sporadic access to the internet are urging everyone to amplify their posts. 

Pakistani celebrities, too, have long been a part of a digital campaign adamant on generating traction for Palestine-related posts. Actor-model Ayeza Khan, who previously landed in hot waters for not posting about Israel’s apartheid regime, took to her Instagram handle to express solidarity with the cause. 


A post shared by Ayeza Khan (@ayezakhan.ak)

Ayeza shared an image with the caption, “Always in our hearts. Always in our thoughts. Free Palestine.” Aiman Muneeb also joined the digital protest against unrelenting Israeli violence against Palestinians and posted an image of the Palestinian flag with the message, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. Praying for our brothers and sisters.”

This wave of support comes amid broader protests and public demonstrations in Pakistan, where hundreds have marched to show solidarity with Palestinians, emphasising the deep-rooted connection and empathy felt across the nation.

According to Al Jazeera, thousands of Palestinian civilians in northern Gaza are facing severe shortages of water and food following a week-long Israeli incursion that has resulted in significant casualties on both sides.

Israel has announced plans to deploy additional troops and intensify its ground invasion in southern Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians have taken shelter in the war-ravaged city. Since the escalation began on October 7, Israeli attacks on Gaza have led to the deaths of at least 35,303 people, with 79,261 others wounded. 

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