There have been thousands of stories on Israel’s travel ban for two anti-Semitic Democrat House members, Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib, who wanted to express their support for anti-Israel terrorists, including, no doubt, the Palestinian Authority.
And there will be approximately zero mainstream media stories about the “Palestinian Authority”, a fancy way of saying the PLO, threatening to lock up members of a gay organization.
The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank.
The ban came after the grassroots group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society (Arabic for “the bow”), which engages and supports Palestinians who identify as LGBTQ, was planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of the month. The group operates both in the West Bank and among Arab-Israelis.
Explaining the decision to ban the LGBTQ group from operating in PA-controlled areas, Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the PA Police, said that such activities are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”
Zreikat said that the group’s activities were completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus.”
The PA police will chase those behind the LGBTQ group and see to it that they are brought to trial once they are arrested, Zreikat warned. He further appealed to Palestinians to report to the police about any person connected to the group.
A member of Al-Qaws said that since the police announcement, he and his friends have received hundreds of threats and hate messages from Palestinians, especially through Facebook. “The attack on us is unprecedented,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “They are calling us traitors and corrupt people and many are calling for our execution. We are afraid for our lives.”
I’m sure that all the various ‘gays for palestine’ groups will ignore this. As will the media.
But it will run ten thousand photos of Rep. Tlaib’s grandmother scowling at the camera and wishing death on President Trump and America.
Which one is an actual civil rights issue?
By lefty standards, as people imagine they exist, it ought to be a government supported by US tax dollars threatening to lock up members of a gay rights groups. By real lefty standards, the only real priority is destroying Israel and any other first world country.
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