The Zionist NGO Im Tirtzu has set up a petition calling for British artist Dua Lipa to be dropped from Israeli radio playlists after criticising on Instagram “ill-treatment of Palestinian children by the Israeli military.”
Im Tirtzu has urged Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Culture Minister Yehiel Tropper to instruct Army Radio to stop playing songs by Lipa who, last Sunday, shared a post with her 46.3 million followers on Instagram comparing Israeli soldiers to the racially-charged police violence that has sparked days of rioting across the United States.
“While everybody’s in the mood to talk about human rights, this is what happens EVERYDAY in Palestine, paid for by our taxpayer dollars,” said the now-deleted post.
“The big bad tough guys of the #IDF thoroughly enjoy beating and shooting children. They even have shirts that depict a pregnant Palestinian woman with a sniper scope on her stomach that reads ‘1 shot two kills’,” she wrote.
The friend of the singer and the author of the post she shared, Vin Arfuso, added several pictures depicting IDF soldiers next to Palestinian teens. He added that he is working on a documentary that will be even more shocking.
Palestine Post 24