The incident happened during protests in the village, but the boy's father has said his son was standing some metres away and was not involved in them. Mobile phone footage of Israeli soldiers using live ammunition, witness testimonies and digital mapping was pieced together by the FA team. Eye-witness accounts given to The Independent claim live ammunition was used on the day of the incident.
Since its foundation, Israel has wrestled with concepts of secularism and religion. Early leaders largely envisioned a secular state for the historical Jewish people. The only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel has long been celebrated for its liberal stance on social issues, such as homosexuality.
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Fashion designer Ron Cohen and his husband Leonardo Korea moved to the West Bank settlement of Etz Efraim to save up on expenses, as they wish to have a child together using surrogacy, Mako reported. The video shows them walking the streets of the settlement and confronted by a resident who responds to them in a negative way when he realizes they are a gay couple. This is not the first time Korea has been involved in aggression.
Vibrant rainbow-colored flags dot the crowd. People of all gender and sexual identities unite in solidarity. The atmosphere is simultaneously one of celebration of LGBT achievements and hope for the future.
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Saif shuffles awkwardly. Saif is wondering what would happen if his homosexuality was made public. As a gay guy in the Palestinian West Bank, such information could see him murdered.
In an effort to show their sense of kinship with the Israeli army, hundreds of gay families across the country have volunteered to host lone soldiers over the holiday period. A soldier is classified as "lone" if they have no immediate family in Israel or if they are not in contact with their families. Nachmani, himself a reserves officer, published a YouTube video in which several Israeli same-sex Israeli families introduce themselves and invite lone soldiers to celebrate the High Holy Days with them. Among them are husbands Tal and Itay Berman-Segal and their daughter Alma, who wish to make the holidays more festive for a lone soldier during the holiday season.
By country. LGB service by country. The Israeli military consists of the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Border Police which both engage in combat to further the nations goals.