Queers for ... Israel: Tel Aviv Court Grants Asylum to LGBTQ+ Palestinian Refugees

Queers for … Israel: Tel Aviv Court Grants Asylum to LGBTQ+ Palestinian Refugees


An Israeli court in Tel Aviv ruled Sunday that Palestinians who are seeking refuge in Israel due to their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or other sexual identity can be granted asylum because their lives may be in danger under Palestinian rule.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

LGBTQ+ Palestinians in danger due to their sexual orientation can request asylum in Israel, the Tel Aviv District Court for Administrative Affairs ruled on Sunday, according to KAN news.

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The Palestinian who filed the appeal has been living in Israel since 2015 and claims that his life is at risk in the Palestinian territories due to his sexual identity. In the appeal, the Palestinian described how he was pushed into coming out to his parents after he refused to

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