Dorgham Abusalim is the Online Content Editor at the Institute for Palestine Studies. He recently earned his Master's degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
LGBTQ life in Gaza is arduous and dangerous. I would know: I grew up there. But only blaming Palestine’s conservatism and Hamas, whitewashing Israel’s siege and military assaults, is dishonest and exploitative.
Although the 61 Articles comprising the law mostly deal with serious e-crimes, three Articles drew the ire of rights groups because they fear these provisions would impact freedom of expression and online privacy.