Meena Harris, the 36-year-old niece of Kamala Harris, expressed her support of the Palestinians in their conflict with Israel.
“One cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT & women’s rights, condemn corrupt and abusive regimes and other injustices yet choose to ignore the Palestinian oppression. It does not add up. You cannot pick and choose whose human rights matter more,” said the post Harris shared on Instagram.
She added that if you are “neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
“I stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah.”
Hamas, however, continues to criminalize homosexuality.
Amnesty International has said the Palestinian rules of cracking down on dissent include “stifling freedoms of expression and assembly, attacking journalists and detaining opponents.”
Amnesty wrote: ‘Security forces in both areas used unnecessary and/or excessive force during law enforcement activities, including when imposing lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees were committed with impunity.
‘Women faced discrimination and violence, including killings as a result of gender-based violence.
‘Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people continued to face discrimination and lacked protection.
‘In the West Bank, authorities made widespread use of administrative detention without charge or trial. In Gaza, civilians continued to be tried before military courts. Courts in Gaza handed down death sentences.’