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Rihanna tweets, later deletes '#FreePalestine'

While the singer has failed to explain the situation herself, a source says "she deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted."
By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Updated July 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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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.

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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.

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