West Bank: Ramallah, LGBT concert canceled due to protests
(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV, JUN 19 – A concert by the Palestinian LGBT community that was to be held on Friday in a cultural club in Ramallah (West Bank) was canceled at the last moment following protests by a group of activists led by an exponent of Hamas. The Jerusalem Post reported. According to the newspaper, the hostility of the protesters was in particular the presence of the East Jerusalem musician and political activist Bashar Murad. In the presentation poster of the event he appeared wearing apparently feminine clothes and a voluminous bouquet of flowers. The Jerusalem Post learned that among the protesters of the concert was the son of a Hamas leader who urged those present not to go against the dictates of Islam and to cancel the concert “also as a sign of respect for the blood of three martyrs. “, that is, of three militiamen killed a few hours earlier by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin. In those conditions, the newspaper concludes, the LGBT concert could not take place.
Murad enjoys international fame and has previously collaborated with the Icelandic techno-punk band Hatari.
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