Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So guess which is the safest country for Gays and Christians in the Middle East?

This trend has accelerated in the last 10 years." The Center focused on disturbing trends in the Palestinian territories, where "Christians are declining dramatically.

Syrian security forces are implicated in the disappearance of an estimated 17,000 individuals during this period. (lets not forget about Hama either)

Reports have revealed that gay Palestinians are regularly assaulted and tortured by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.

Human rights activists have cited severe discrimination - enshrined in legislation and enforced by the government - of the estimated 300,000 to 400,000 Palestinians living in Lebanon. In 2001, Lebanon's Parliament passed a law banning Palestinians residents from owning property.

"Unfortunately we have heard about a lot of sexual harassment and assault specifically towards women in the West Bank recently. We have included this section to address how women can hopefully avoid sexual assault and harassment, what to do in case it happens, and how we can all help to stop this and support people that it has happened to.

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