MK Aida Touma-Sliman (third from left) during the Arab-Palestinian LGBT community protest held in Haifa last Thursday, August 1; the small sign in the center reads: "We want to live within our society and according to our own wills."

Arab-Palestinian LGBT Community in Israel Holds Its First Protest against Homophobic Violence

The Arab-Palestinian LGBT community in Israel organized an unprecedented protest on Thursday, August 1, as approximately 200 demonstrators arrived at the German Colony in Haifa, a central area in the city, to protest violence targeting the LGBT community. The protest was organized after a 17-year-old from the Arab city of Tamra was stabbed Friday afternoon,…