Catrina StewartDecember 22, 2009 07:48Updated May 30, 2010 13:17
RAMALLAH, West Bank — It was never going to be an easy sell. But when the Ramallah authorities ordered the indefinite postponement of the West Bank’s first-ever Miss Palestine contest just days before the final, there was a sense of inevitability about it.
Speaking at her fashion company’s Ramallah office just days earlier, organizer Salwa Yusef, 38, had quietly dismissed the difficulties. “We told everyone, ‘give us a chance, and then you can criticize.’”
Now, it’s not clear if they’ll even get that chance.