Palestine? That's not a country. It is an illegally occupied territory that's been stolen by the brutally racist and murderous Apartheid state of Israel.
It’s a bit odd to see a pro-Palestinian person saying that “Palestine isn’t a country,” but I guess you could make that argument going from a de facto viewpoint of looking at facts on the ground.
Terrorist Israel denies Palestinians freedom of assembly so a mass wedding is not permitted to the Palestinian people.
You really like ‘honoring’ Israel with all the epithets, don’t you? How much they are worthy of being applied is a matter of debate, though.
Going by your example:
- The Palestinians and Arab Israelis in former Mandate Palestine now live under at least two jurisdictions: the State of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (AKA the State of Palestine). In the internationally-recognized area of Israel, they certainly do have freedom of assembly in most cases, and I’d guess nobody would actively deny them the ceremony of a mass wedding if that’s what they want to do - the state just wouldn’t recognize it in any way (despite it being theoretically illegal). In other words, the Israeli authorities would probably react the same way they did regarding the Israeli Jews mentioned in the article.
In the parts of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority, marriage issues are ruled on by Palestinian religious authorities, under the jurisdiction of the PA, and Israel has nothing to do with that.
- There’s also the matter of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip (which is also part of what is considered the State of Palestine by two thirds of the world’s countries, but functions mostly separately from the ‘official’ Palestinian Authority that controls part of the West Bank). Since Israeli forces don’t enter the populated areas there except in case of war or as part of covert operations, they certainly do not regulate or prevent the officiating of weddings there.
Now, consider that the mass wedding from the article was a same-sex wedding.
The State of Israel only recognizes marriages conducted within its borders if they were performed by the relevant religious authorities (registered Orthodox rabbis for Jews, etc.), though with Sunni Muslims the situation is afaik a bit different, in the sense that in accordance with their religion they don’t need an officiating cleric; instead, they sign a marriage contract with witnesses.
What this means is that within Israel, people can only marry people from their own religious community. So, no secular marriages. Due to how religious views of marriage are, it also de facto means no interfaith marriages and no same-sex marriage.
However, there is a deliberate loophole in that Israel recognizes marriages performed abroad if they were legal in the country where they were officiated. This includes same-sex unions.
The Palestinian Authority has an entirely different legal system. To make matters more interesting, the West Bank (controlled by the Palestine Liberation Organization, which rules the PA) and the Gaza Strip (controlled by the Hamas movement) actually have different laws pertaining to homosexuality.
As a former territory of Jordan (from 1948 to 1967), the West Bank uses the Jordanian Penal Code of 1951, which doesn’t prohibit same-sex intercourse.
Gaza, however, officially still uses the older British Mandate Criminal Code Ordinance, No. 74 (from 1936), which “criminalises sexual acts between men with a penalty of up to 10 years.” Female same-sex acts are not criminalized.
Nevertheless, regardless of the status of homosexual sex acts, what both Palestinian territories have in common is that they do not recognize any sort of same-sex marriage, and will not accept any such marriage or union that was performed abroad, either.
Therefore, if you tried to conduct a mass same-sex marriage in the Gaza Strip or in ‘Area A’ of the West Bank, Israeli security forces would be the last of your concerns. Nah, if anyone, the people potentially arresting you or breaking up your gathering would be Palestinian police, for violating Palestinian laws.
Did these people murder a Palestinian cicivilian after the ceremony to prove their loyalty to the murderously racist, Apartheid state of Israel.
Who murdered a Palestinian civilian? The folks from the wedding? But the article doesn’t mention… oh.
Ohhhh, I see.
That was a rhetorical question, implying that Israeli Jews ritually murder Palestinian civilians as a matter of proving loyalty to Israel.
In other words, pure blood libel. How lovely.
But I’m sure you’re not an anti-Semite, right? Just concerned about Palestinian rights and Israel’s human rights abuses.
Until Palestine is free, Apartheid Israel does not deserve peace or security.
Yes, because apparently all Israeli Jewish citizens are part of a single hive-mind monolith called ‘Apartheid Israel’. All of them are murderous vampires just looking to kill random Palestinians, which must be why 20% of Israeli citizens are of Arab/Palestinian ethnicity, with a long-standing tendency of growth. Hell, even the populations of the West Bank and Gaza have been growing during the entire period of Israel’s occupation.
Furthermore, it’s not like Arab/Palestinian citizens die from terror attacks done by Arab/Palestinian people, right? Right?
Yeah, except they do. Bombing attacks and car rammings aren’t all that distinguishing when it comes to victims, and ‘mistakes’ have been made even in knife attacks, for chrissake.
And if you lob a rocket at Tel Aviv, it’s not like you might hit the Arab-populated Jaffa which is basically a part of the city, right? Or if you shoot at Jerusalem, might you not hit East Jerusalem, or even hit West Jerusalem and harm some of its Arab residents or migrant workers (there are such, you know!).
I also wonder what your idea of liberation of all of Palestine would be like? (btw. is it just the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza? Or all of pre-1948 Mandate Palestine?)
In any case, I somehow doubt that it would bring the Jewish residents any peace and security.