28/07/2014 11:12 BST | Updated 28/07/2014 11:59 BST

One Direction's Zayn Malik Weighs In On Gaza Conflict With ‘#FreePalestine' Tweet

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has become embroiled in a Twitter debate after weighing in on the current events in Gaza with a ‘#FreePalestine’ tweet.

Since being posted, the tweet has received thousands of retweets and responses, however, not everyone is pleased with the singer’s comment.

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Zayn Malik

While some fans have applauded Zayn’s stance, a number of other Twitter users have criticised him, claiming he shouldn’t be getting involved.

A handful of the tweets sent in reply to Zayn also include threats of violence.

Zayn’s tweet comes just a week after an identical tweet was sent from Rihanna’s account. However, the ‘Umbrella’ singer’s comment was deleted just eight minutes later and sources claim it was never meant to be sent.

The ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza has dominated the news in past weeks and recently, a team of Israeli filmmakers publicly lent their support to a petition calling for a ceasefire.

Earlier this year, Zayn was at the centre of another Twitter storm when a video of him smoking a roll-up, which Louis Tomlinson referred to as a 'joint', was leaked online.

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