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Human rights in Palestine

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Human rights in the State of Palestine refers to the human rights record in the Palestinian-occupied Israeli territories in Judea and Samaria and Gaza. Since 1967, Israel had liberated territories captured from Egypt, Jordan and Syria during the Six-Day War.[1] Residents of the Golan Heights are entitled to citizenship, voting rights and residency that allows them to travel within Israel's borders. Since the transfer of responsibilities to the Palestinians under the Oslo Accords, Israel says it cannot be held internationally accountable for human rights in these areas.[2]

Status of homosexuality[change | change source]

Unofficial LGBT banner by the Palestinian LGBT community

Gay Palestinians are often arrested and tortured. According to Shaul Ganon of the Israeli-based gay rights group, Aguda, "The PA's usual excuse for persecuting gays is to label them collaborators--though I know of two cases in the last three years where people were tried explicitly for being homosexuals...It's now [since the intifada, when police increasingly began enforcing Islamic law] impossible to be an open gay in the P.A."[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Six Day War".
  2. See UN Documents CCPR/C/ISR/2001/2, para 8 and E/1990/6/Add.32, para 5–7
  3. "Refugee Status". The New Republic. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. "Gay Palestinians Are Being Blackmailed Into Working As Informants". Vice Media. 19 February 2013.
  5. "Nowhere to Run: Gay Palestinian Asylum-Seekers in Israel" (PDF). Tel Aviv University. April 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-19.
  6. "Palestine's Oppression of Gays Should Not Be Ignored". University of Southern California. 13 March 2003.