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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:08 AM

PA bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has banned all LGBT+ groups from carrying out activities in the West Bank.

The ban came after Al-Qaws, a group for sexual and gender diversity that supports LGBT+ Palestinians, planned to hold a meeting for members at the end of August.

Explaining the decision to ban Al-Qaws from operating in Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled areas, Luay Zreikat, a PA spokesperson, told the Jerusalem Post that activities from the organisation are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society”.

Al-Qaws’ activities are “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus,” Zreikat said.

The gathering, which was supposed to be held in Nablus, a city in the northern West Bank, was a “queer camp”.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:44 AM

1. and I would be interested how many here at DU are disturbed by this?

They should be

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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:21 PM

2. And the two congresswomen condemned this

???

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