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Dwight Howard

Tweets #FreePalestine

... Immediately Deletes, Apologizes

7/12/2014 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0712-dwight-howard-tmz-01Dwight Howard has stepped right into the middle of a heated political issue -- tweeting #FreePalestine ... and then immediately deleting it, apologizing and calling it a "mistake."

It all went down Saturday afternoon -- the NBA star offered no explanation as to why he posted the #FreePalestine tweet ... but it seems it was motivated by the current situation in the Middle East.

0712-dwight-howard-tweet-02Moments after the tweet went up ... it went down ... and the backpeddling began, with Dwight writing, "Previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will."

Then came the follow up ... ""I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!"

Wonder how Amare Stoudemire is gonna feel about it?

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He might as well have tweeted #TeamTerrorists #TeamWomenBeating #GoSuicideBombers glad he apologized

82 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF SAYING, "FREE THE BLOOD DIAMOND SLAVES. "

82 days ago
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Trevor    

These celebrities make me sick with their backpedaling on comments they make. Stand by your damn convictions or don't open your mouth to begin with. As a human being, you are entitled to have an opinion on any issue and as an American, the freedom to be able to express that opinion. If you support the Palestinian cause, then say so. To then come out and say that your tweet was a "mistake" is just dumb.

82 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE DOESN'T KNOW HIS HISTORY...

82 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE WAS CAUGHT ACTING STUPID...

82 days ago
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Hass_Truth    

He was right the first time! Why is it wrong to say, "Free Palestine" ? What is going on over there is a GENOCIDE. Innocent children are dead !!

82 days ago
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Hass_Truth    

It's said that he speaks his mind and is told to delete it. SPEAK THE TRUTH. Go look at what is happening to innocent Palestinian people. Little kids. Innocent little children are dead, and who is helping? Just search what is going on in PALESTINE and your hearts will break

82 days ago
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K South West    

We will free palestine ourselves

82 days ago
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ka    

This could have been a hack, before you lowlifes makes some angry sh*t staining in your panties judgements. We know that's what hackers are doing now, as with Kris Jenner last month.

82 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DWIGHT HOWARD SUPPORTS HAMAS TERROSITS..

82 days ago
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Nobrows    

Just because you can bounce a ball, doesn't mean that you are qualified to comment on an international crisis like Israel and Palestine. Stick to what you know.

82 days ago
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FreePalestineSaveGaza    

I applaud Dwight Howard for having a conscience. Too bad Leslie Alexander, Mickey Arison, Dan Gilbert, Donald Sterling, Daniel Silver and the David Stern's of the world made him take it down. Israel is a 21st century colonial, apartheid country bent on Jewish supremacy. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth, full of Non-Jewish refugees from Israel proper and barred from returning home. Modern day Israel is full of secular Jews of European descent who bulit towns on top of ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages. Israel is committing war crimes against the defenseless civilian population of Gaza. #FREEPALESTINE !

82 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DWIGHT HOWARD AND COMPANY NEED TO SHUT THE F.U.C.K UP....

82 days ago
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FREEPALESTINE    

Look at this Hate? You Haters don't even know why GAZA is being bombed your just assuming from all the BS Israel is feeding the USA News! And Suicide Bombers? Do you think its easy for a human being to do that? To know there about to die? They do it cause they have no weapons! No Guns NOTHING! It's Missiles Guns An Army a Navy Fighter Jets Tanks VS TEENAGE KIDS WITH ROCKS AND SLONGSHOT! For you Shallow people who ASSUME you know what's happening CHECK YOUR FACTS ISRAEL is Bombing innocent Women and children Everyday! It's not a WAR ITS GENOCIDE! ITS MURDER! Dwight Howard knew what he was tweeting but he knows Dimb people Like BLUEUGLY are gonna Turn on him and make him look bad just as they make the Palestinian people look bad when the Coward Israelis are the Bad People getting away with murder! Stop Assuming and Really Look at what's going on you Ignorant Prick! (blue Ugly)

82 days ago
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FREEPALESTINE    

By the way those 3 Israeli Teens that Were SUPPOSEDLY KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED ACTUALLY DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT THE DAY BEFORE THEY SUPPOSEDLY GOT KIDNAPPED! Israel used that as an excuse to Break the Peace treaty between Hammas and Fatah groups! If you actually pay attention to This Conflict Hammas always Admits what they do and in that case they Denied it completely! There's nothing for them to again from Murdering 3 Teenagers. In the past every single Person they Kidnapped was a soldier and every single time they were returned unharmed and safely and Hammas negotiated an Exchange for Palestinian Prisoners to be released in return! In this case It would be Dumb and Pointless to Murder 3 Teenagers AND YOU FORGET THE 16 year old Palestinian Israelis kidnapped AND BURNED ALIVE! BURNED HIM ALIVE! YOUR IGNORANCE DOESNT SEE THAT DOES IT?

82 days ago
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