Controversial Mural of Rainbow Flag on West Bank

A Palestinian artist whose mural of a rainbow flag on Israel's West Bank separation barrier says his work sparked a rare debate among Palestinians about gay rights. The mural was whitewashed by anti-gay protesters
Khaled Jarrar said Wednesday that he received hundreds of Facebook messages since he painted the flag on six barrier cement slabs Monday He said some of the messages were threatening, but others were supportive or curious.
Jarrar says his art was meant as a reminder that Palestinians live under Israeli occupation, at a time when gay rights are in the news after the U.S. allowed same-sex weddings.



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