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Dwight Howard quickly deletes tweet supporting Palestine

The Houston Rockets is one of two NBA teams with an Israeli player.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   July 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard waded into political hot water Saturday after he took to Twitter to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The tweet, which read" #FreePalestine," was posted late Saturday afternoon and was deleted 15 minutes later. Howard then tweeted that the message was a mistake and apologized for offending anyone.

The Houston Rockets are one of the two NBA teams with an Israeli player. His teammate Omri Casspi also tweeted about the conflict and was bolder in his statement made shortly after Howard's tweet.

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