Miss Greece withdraws from Miss Universe competition due to Israeli occupation of Palestine


Miss Greece, Rafaele Plastira has also withdrawn from Miss Universe competition as a protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Rafaele decided to boycott the competition, which will be held in Israel in December, in support for the Palestinians.

She uploaded a photo of herself holding the Palestinian flag on Instagram along with caption reads: “I cannot go up to this stage and pretend that nothing happens when people are fighting for their lives out there.”

The beauty queen said it pained her to make such a decision, addining that “humanity is above beauty pageants.”

“Palestine you are not only in my mind every day but you have the most beautiful place in my heart forever,” she added.

Miss Malaysia and Miss indonesia have also pulled out the pageant only because it ‘s going to be held in Israel.



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