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Rihanna Tweets "#FreePalestine," Quickly Deletes Tweet

Many, many retweets in its short life.

Posted on July 15, 2014, at 1:26 p.m. ET

Another celebrity inserted herself into the heated conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday — and then quickly thought the better of it. Singer Rihanna tweeted "#FreePalestine," which garnered nearly 7,000 retweets according to the Twitter analytics site Favstar, before it was deleted.

The link to the tweet is now dead but here's how it appeared:

Over the weekend NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted and deleted "#FreePalestine" after being told of the violence in Gaza by a Twitter user.

Howard left his tweet about for 15 minutes before deleting it.

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He then promptly apologized, repeatedly.

previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.

Dwight Howard@DwightHoward

previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.

6:11 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!

Dwight Howard@DwightHoward

I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!

6:15 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to TMZ, a "source close to Rihanna" said the tweet was an accident.

New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also deleted this "pray for Palestine" Instagram post.

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