Angelina Fares

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Angelina Fares (Arabic: انجلينا فارس‎‎, Hebrew: אנג'לינה פארס‎‎; born Doaa Fares on 24 March 1989) is an Israeli beauty pageant contestant. She was a finalist in Miss Israel 2007.


Fares was born in the village of Rameh, the firstborn[1] of a Druze family[2] as one of seven siblings.[1] From the age of six she practiced artistic gymnastics.[1] She represented Israel in an international competition in Russia[vague] and finished tenth among eighty participants.

Fares caused great resentment among the Druze community when she decided to compete in the Miss Israel beauty contest and became a finalist. She received threats for dishonouring her community, which led to the arrest of five people, among them two of her uncles, for planning to murder her. Following those threats and the pressure that was induced on her by the religious Druze leadership, she finally withdrew from the contest and later from her high school. Her sister Jamila "Maya" Fares was murdered in 2011-many suspect by members of the Druze community.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Angelina Fares Yedioth Ahronoth (Hebrew)
  2. ^ a b Nathan Burstein, Sister of Druze Miss Israel Contestant is Murdered,, 3 August 2011 [1]

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