What a clusterfuck it must be to a Palestinian who’s LGBTQ, I mean not only are you going to be victimised by the Israeli government’s apartheid regime against the Palestinian people but you’ll also going to be victimised by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ, not only do you run the risk of being shot or rocketed to death by the Israeli Defence Force for being Palestinian but you’re also at risk of being thrown off the top of a rooftop by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ.
The Palestinian Authority recently announced a ban on all LGBTQ activities in the West Bank after Al-Qaws an organisation that supports LGBTQ Palestinians were planning to hold a public pro LGBTQ event in the city of Nablus, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority told the told the Jerusalem Post that the decision had been made because activities of groups such as Al-Qaws are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society”, yeah more like the Palestinian Authority are homophobic/transphobic as fuck & are being utter frigging hypocrites because whereas they’ll complain rightfully about Palestinians being persecuted for simply being Palestinians they’re prepared to persecute the LGBTQ amongst the Palestinian populous for simply being LGBTQ.
Nobody can help being Palestinian, nobody can help being LGBTQ, nobody should ever be discriminated or persecuted because of stuff they can’t help such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age, it kind of goes without saying that a political leftist physically disabled Jewish transsexual lesbian such as myself would espouse this. Because I’m a trans woman who is a lesbian, Zionists love to challenge me for having supported justice for the Palestinian people & critical of the Israeli government when its evident that homophobia/transphobia is rampant amongst the Palestinian populous & LGBTQ Palestinians are being persecuted by other Palestinians for being LGBTQ whereas within the state of Israel itself LGBTQ rights are progressively on par with Western Europe. Other then the recent decision by the Palestinian Authority to ban the activities of pro LGBTQ groups, I’m well aware there are no protections or rights for Palestinians who are LGBTQ in the West Bank or Gaza, yes I know in Gaza controlled by Hamas that LGBTQ people are being thrown off rooftops no doubt excuse for which is no doubt poisonous religious interpretation, yes LGBTQ rights in Israel are comparative to LGBTQ rights in Western European, but none of this excuses the racist policies of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people.
One of the oddities during the Apartheid era in my native South Africa was transsexuals had rights & legal protections which were in fact far more progressive then they were in the UK at that time, but how progressive the apartheid regime in South Africa happened to be in regards trans people this was never an excuse the savagely rabid racism of the apartheid regime in treating non Whites like shit & the same goes for Israeli government being ever so progressive when it comes to LGBTQ rights doesn’t excuse the Israeli government orchestrating an apartheid regime as it has against the Palestinian people.
No matter how rampant homophobia/transphobia might be amongst the Palestinian people this doesn’t excuse the racism of the Israeli government towards Palestinians, two wrongs don’t make a right, despite some Zionists thinking it does. I have encountered Zionists who seem to think Palestinians being homophobic/transphobic as fuck is enough of an excuse to go bomb the shit out of Palestinian communities, but that’s not actually why the Israeli Defence Force are shooting or rocketing Palestinians is it, no the IDF are firing upon Palestinians for purely being Palestinians no matter if they’re homophobic/transphobic or not.
I condemn both the Palestinian Authority & Hamas for being homophobic/transphobic & equally I condemn the Israeli government for being racist as fuck & overall I just fucking despair & most of all feel for Palestinians who are LGBTQ literally getting shot on both sides.