...The post by Al-Qaws lists five ways to "support Palestinian queers." It includes a call to "realize that colonialism, patriarchy and homophobia are all connected forms of oppression" and to "steer clear of pinkwashing" as a necessary part of reporting on the issue. "Pinkwashing" is a term used to denote a country using gay rights as an attempt to promote itself. As part of the call to recognize the forms of oppression, the group writes that "singling out incidents of homophobia in Palestinian society ignores the complexities of Israel's colonization and military occupation being a contributing factor to Palestinian LGBTQ oppression." Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib respond to Palestinian Authority's LGBTQ ban No. This is not somehow Israel's fault.