Two gay Palestinians who lived in Gaza and were in a relationship were killed
when an Israeli bomb directly hit their apartment building
20 NOVEMBER 2012 | BY DAN LITTAUER
A gay Palestinian couple was killed by an Israeli bomb that directly hit their
The two men, one aged 21 the other 31 years-old, were spending time in their
apartment on Friday evening (16 November), when a bomb hit the apartment
The two were killed on the spot.
Amnesty has so far estimated that at least 66 innocent Palestinian civilians
killed by the Israel's military operation 'Pillar of Cloud' that launched on 14
November, with many more wounded and made homeless.
A Palestinian lesbian activist reported that several of her family members
were gravely wounded by the Israeli bombardment on Monday (19 November).
They were so badly wounded that they had to be taken to Cairo for medical
treatment where they are struggling for their lives.
Several Palestinian gay activists have confirmed the two incidents.
Homosexuality is illegal in Gaza as a British Mandate Criminal Code Ordinance,
from 1936, remains in force and continues to outlaw same-sex acts between men,
although lesbian women are not subjects of the code and their relations are
thus, technically, not unlawful.
Speaking with GayStarNews, Abdu Rawashda, from the Norwegian based Queers for
Palestine group said: 'The bombs that Israel drops on Gaza kill Palestinians
without discrimination between young and old, male and female, straight and
'LGBT people in Gaza are caught in difficult position, on the one side we have
the Israeli aggression and siege which traps us in a huge prison and makes our
life intolerable, even when they are not bombing us. The situation is ten times
'On the other side there is Hamas which is not sympathetic to our cause.
'LGBT people in Gaza have no one to go to and ask for help except the fragile
and frightened community that has no organization, facilities or any support.
'The LGBT community in Gaza urgently needs help.
'I call upon the international community and NGO to help the Gazan LGBT
community which is in a precarious position.'
Pubblicato da Lorenzo Bernini