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Palestinian Org.

Dwight Howard Should NOT Apologize

... for #FreePalestine Tweet

7/15/2014 11:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dwight Howard Free Palestine

Dwight Howard should NOT have apologized for tweeting #FreePalestine over the weekend ... so says a powerful Palestinian interest group who says Dwight's message was "humanitarian" in nature.

We spoke with Hussein Ibish -- a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine ... a D.C.-based org. that's dedicated to creating a Palestinian state that can peacefully coexist with Israel. 

Ibish tells us, "It seems fantastically mean-spirited that people would have a problem with what [Dwight] said. It was a very vague, humanitarian message. It's an unobjectionable value."

As we previously reported, Howard quickly deleted the tweet ... and apologized for getting involved in international politics. 

"I understand why a sports star would delete the message and not want to get involved in such a serious issue," Ibish says ... "but what takes me back is that [Dwight] simply wished freedom for Palestinians. I don't understand the offense."

When we asked about Rihanna -- who also tweeted and deleted #FreePalestine -- Ibish said, "The entertainers should probably entertain us, and let the policy makers deal with the conflict." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Too bad, he already apologized. And if Palestinian civilians wanted freedom, they'd stop supporting & cheering terrorist orgs like Hamas and other Islamic extremist groups who only want to blow up all of the "infidel" (anyone who doesn't subscribe to the Religion of [blown to] pieces).

79 days ago
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MGFunk    

Phuck this sexist prick. I hope a bomb lands directly on his nuts-

79 days ago
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MGFunk    

And on another note: RELIGION IS THE DEVIL- STOP KILLING YOURSELVES OVER SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T EXIST!!

79 days ago
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MIKE    

The only difference between the two is one is better armed than the other and Israel will kill 200 Palestine's for every 1 Israeli killed . What if police killed all the people in a bad neighborhood just to get the few criminals? Thats exactly what Israeli's is doing.

79 days ago
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Lindy    

Nothing to free..Israel gave away Gaza for peace 8 years ago and all they got back was rockets and terrorism.

79 days ago
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exoticbt    

Ah yes, semi-literate morons who were barely capable of passing high school are making political statements in public. Dwight should stick to putting a ball through a hoop.

79 days ago
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Slemon    

My heart and mind are with the Palestinian people. They are violently held in check and supressed by Israel. I am so amazed the entire world turns a blind eye to this injustice. When a brave souls speaks the truth they are crusified. Sad. FYI I am white, southern and Christian.

79 days ago
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tmzDopeDealer    

Dwight should focus on becoming a better Center and stop being the biggest 7'0 pushover the NBA has seen. Wit his soft ass!!!!

79 days ago
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Justine    

This man should be able to voice his opinion. Everyone has a right to say what they think!

79 days ago
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HYPOCRAZY of truthAMERIKA    

jews WHO comment here ONLY care for ISRAEL they don't care for our children or our NATIONS interest.

79 days ago
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lwljr    

Howard's new fans....Israel Haters. 7' antisemite

79 days ago
12.

Usagi-chan    

#FreePalestine boycott Israeli goods.

79 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Just let the story go tmz. Just breeding hatred.

79 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

You should follow this story on a real news site and get educated before you comment

79 days ago
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kingjesster    

Real news site like Al jazira??? Palestine.org errrrrrr terrorist.org

79 days ago
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