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Rihanna stirs up controversy with tweet about Palestine

Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna, who made a comment about supporting the freedom of Palestine on Twitter, was quick to delete it - but not before it was retweeted 70,000 times.

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"#FreePalestine," Rihanna posted on Twitter.

Moments later, she decided to delete the tweet.

She never meant to send the tweet out in the first place, said the recording artist's close friend, reports tmz.com.

"She deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted,She didn't even realize it was a tweet until she started hearing from her fans," said the source.

"She is a person who is pro-peace and doesn't want innocent people dying," another source added.

"Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope," tweeted the 26-year-old songstress hours after taking down the original tweet, but this time being more politically correct.

The Grammy-winning singer isn't the only high-profile name to be caught out by social media. NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted the same message after a follower asked him for help.

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