Earlier this month local media reported an incident in a Palestinian Authority controlled area.
“A transgender Palestinian woman and two friends were assaulted and robbed Tuesday by a group of men from a West Bank refugee camp.
Sammy, who today lives in Jaffa, was in the West Bank to attend a doctor’s appointment in the village of Kafr ‘Aqab near Ramallah.
She and her companions were attacked by a group from Kalandia refugee camp, who kicked and punched them, and stole tens of thousands of shekels. They also completely destroyed the vehicle in which the thee were travelling.
Sammy, who is originally from Hebron, was thrown out by her family when they discovered her gender identity. Today she lives in Jaffa and receives regular aid from the LGBQT Center in Tel Aviv.”
Although that story was picked up by non-local media such as the UK’s Pink News, it was not reported by the BBC, which continues to under-report internal Palestinian affairs in general, including the treatment of the LGBTQ community.