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Kardashian apologises for Gaza strip tweets
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Kim Kardashian has been forced to issue a public apology for wading into the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians by publishing a pair of ill-advised tweets.

The reality TV star, right, delved into the sensitive territory on Friday and subsequently offended many of her followers by trying to play online peace envoy as tensions in the Middle East reached boiling point after Palestinian militants fired a rocket on Jerusalem.

Her first controversial tweet read, "Praying for everyone in Israel," and she followed that with, "Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!"

She later deleted both tweets and apologised, writing, "I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realised that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise.

"I should have pointed out my intentions behind these tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn't choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution."