captioned the photo: “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.”

In similar development, Idan was seen on social media posing in a bikini outfit,which further exacerbated bad feeling in Iraq. This development generated criticism from homeland of Idan,as her family was alleged to be threatened. The photographs also received abusive comments,as well as over 5,000 likes each
However,speaking on Israel television, Miss Gandelsman lamented that the posted pictures had caused a mess for her friend back home. “While Iraq does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel, and the two countries are considered enemies, people made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her Miss Iraq title, that they would kill her,” Miss Gandelsman told Israeli TV.

However, inspite of the alleged threat, Miss Idan did not remove the photo and defended the post on the social media site in Arabic. ‘I want to stress that the purpose of the picture was only to express hope and desire for peace between the two countries’,she posited.  ‘The photo does not signal support for the government of Israel and does not mean I agree or accept its policies in the Arab homeland”,Idan explained. The 27 year old lady took time to apologise to all those who consider the picture harmful to the Palestinian cause.

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