Vice President Kamala Harris's most controversial family member continues to post her thoughts on social media. Meena Harris, who makes money selling woke children's books and Dr. Anthony Fauci coffee mugs for $52 a pop, weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, equating the Palestinian cause with that of LGBT and women's rights advocates.
"One cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT & women's rights, condemn corrupt & abusive regimes and other injustices yet choose to ignore the Palestinian oppression," Meena Harris wrote in an Instagram post. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
A Washington Free Beacon analysis, however, was unable to find instances of Harris expressing solidarity with women and LGBT individuals residing in the Palestinian territories, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuse and discrimination.
According to Amnesty International, women in the West Bank and Gaza routinely face "discrimination and violence, including killings as a result of gender-based violence," which was responsible for at least 37 deaths in 2020. Members of the LGBT community are "denied the freedom to exercise their rights," particularly in Gaza, where the penal code "criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity and makes it punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment."
The West Bank and Gaza rank among the most dangerous places for LGBT travelers to visit. In 2019, a gay-rights advocacy group was barred from holding an event in the West Bank after authorities threatened to arrest the participants. As a result of the rampant discrimination they face at home, some gay Palestinians seek refuge in Israel, by far the most accepting country in the Middle East in terms of protecting LGBT rights.