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Perry's tweet stirs up Palestinian passions

Katy Perry found herself in the middle of hostilities between Israeli and Palestinian fans earlier this week (beg22Aug11) when she inadvertently took sides in the ongoing dispute between the two Middle East nations.

When one fan asked the Teenage Dream singer to pray for Israel in a tweet to the pop star, she responded, "I am! My prayers are for you guys tonight, SHALOM!!!", prompting Palestinian fans to berate her.

Perry later took to the social networking website to explain she thought the tweet was from a kid called Israel.

She wrote, "A kid asked me to pray for him and I did."

The I Kissed a Girl singer added, "I don't support ANY side of violence, in ANY place, for ANY reason."