[Ed. – Hey, Tlaib and Omar, they sound pretty hateful. How are you going to justify this? –Weasel Zippers]
The Palestinian Authority is banning all LGBT members from activities in the West Bank.
The ban comes after the group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, which supports Palestinians who identify as a part of the gay community, was planning to hold a gathering for its members at the end of August, but won’t be able to anymore. Their event was supposed to be held in Nablus.
Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the PA Police, told the Jerusalem Postthat activities from the organization are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”
He also claimed that group’s activities were completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus,” and that “dubious parties” were working to “create discord and harm civic peace in Palestinian society.”