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Meet Dania Nour, Repping For Team Palestine at the Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are under way with hundreds of countries represented. Some of those countries come to compete with a mere handful of athletes. One such country is Palestine, where only five athletes will represent the nation. Seventeen-year-old Dania Nour, born and raised in Beit Jala (Bethlehem), is the only female swimmer on Team…

In this Instagram post, Hadid shows the hands of her and her friends covered in a familiar sight: beautiful henna designs. Aware that many weren't familiar with her cultural background, she wrote a pre-emptive strike to would-be trolls in the caption: "& before you go all 'cultural appropriation' in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it." This outright declaration of pride grabbed headlines, with many news outlets reporting on the post.

#ThrowbackThursday: Take a Look at the Times Gigi Hadid & Her Family Repped Their Palestinian Roots

Gigi Hadid is half Palestinian and proud.