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Palestine Bans LGBT Activities on the West Bank

Palestine Bans LGBT Activities on the West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGTB) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank because they are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”

The ban came after the grassroots group Al-Qaws, was planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of this month. The group operates both in the West Bank and among Arab Israelis.

Called Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, the group is a civil society organization established in 2001 with the goal of “fighting for vibrant Palestinian cultural and social change, building LGTB communities and promoting new ideas about the role of gender and sexual diversity in political activism, civil society institutions, media, and everyday life.”

Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the Palestine Authority Police, said that such LGBT activities are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”

Zreikat also said that the group’s activities were completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus.”

A member of Al-Qaws said that since the police announcement of the banning of the groups gathering that they have received hundreds of threats and hate messages from Palestinians, especially through Facebook. “The attack on us is unprecedented. They are calling us traitors and corrupt people and many are calling for our execution. We are afraid for our lives.”

(LGBT) people in Palestine face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Homosexuality is illegal in the Gaza Strip but usually not in the West Bank, although LGBT rights are not protected in either.

Gay Palestinians frequently seek refuge in Israel fearing for their lives, especially fearing death from members of their own families.

SOURCE: Jerusalem Post

Hamas Leader Accused of Gay Sex and Thievery Executed

Hamas Executed for Being Gay

Mahmoud Ishtiwi, commander from a storied family of Hamas loyalists who, during the 2014 war with Israel, was responsible for 1,000 fighters and a network of attack tunnels was executed last month with three bullets to the chest.

The execution comes as a result of in January 2015, Ishtiwi admitting that he was funneling money to his brigade that was instead meant for weapons. After that, an investigation opened up on Ishtiwi, uncovered male lovers and he was accused of moral turpitude, by which Hamas meant homosexuality. Not only were Hamas officials humiliated over the reports, they believed his secret life could open him up to blackmail by Israeli officials. Rumors also began circling that he aided Israelis in an assassination attempt on a military leader named Mohammed Deif, an attack that instead killed one of Deif’s wives and their baby.

Reports indicated that Ishtiwi carved the word “zulum” — meaning “wronged” — unto his body. He was imprisoned and tortured. In the early hours of February 7, Ishtiwi’s family pleaded with officials to spare his life; he was killed that day.

His death has become the talk of the town in the conservative quarters of Gaza, the Palestinian coastal territory, endlessly discussed in living rooms, at checkpoints and in cabs. But to astute Gaza observers, this was more substantive than a soap opera.

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