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Palestinians protest cultural appropriation

Anger over images of Palestinian traditional dresses used in Miss Universe 2021 in Israel.

Jerusalem24 – Dozens of Palestinian men and women participated in a demonstration in Ramallah today against Israel’s usage of Palestinian traditional dresses in the Miss Universe Contest.

The participants stood at the Al-Manara roundabout in the center of the city wearing traditional Palestinian clothes and sang songs from Palestinian heritage.

They also presented popular Palestinian dishes, the most important of which were maftoul and falafel. They also used and shown some traditional pottery and utensils.

The space was filled with the sounds of chants emphasizing the importance Palestinians have placed on their traditions and heritage.

This anger comes after images tweeted by Beatrice Gomez, Miss Phillipines, wearing Palestinian Thobs writing “Day in the life of a Bedouin” with a camel emoji surfaced. Inciting anger against the appropriation of culture.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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