LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Rihanna came under fire on Twitter after tweeting -- and later deleting -- "#FreePalestine" Tuesday Morning.
While the singer has failed to explain the situation herself, a source told TMZ that, "She deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted."
The insider added that Rihanna "didn't even realize it was a tweet until she started hearing from her fans."
The "Diamonds" singer was reportedly reading an article on the situation on the Middle East when she clicked on a link. Eight minutes later she started getting tweets from her fans and deleted the post.
Israel and the Palestinians have technically been Gaza/6321405339316/" target="_blank">at war since 1948 over territorial and religious issues, and tensions have often flared into all-out violence, most recently in the past few weeks.
Another insider told the gossip site that the hit maker is not pro-Palestine or pro-Israel, but rather "pro peace."
"She doesn't want innocent people dying," added the source.