Report: LGBTs in Israel were subjected to 17% more violence in 2017

An annual report by the Israeli LGBT Association has shown that 533 incidents were reported last year in which an LGBT individual was attacked, an increase of 17% compared to 2016.
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The number of violent incidents aimed at members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Israel has risen by 17% in 2017, according to data published on Sunday by the Israeli LGBT Association.

The group's annual report shows that 533 anti-LGBT attacks were reported last year. In addition, it states that an anti-LGBT post was published on social media every four minutes. There were 27 reported cases in which apartment owners refused to rent to homosexual couples.

The report also mentioned July's mass protest in Tel Aviv that followed the government's statement that it does not see homosexual couples as fit to adopt children.

Just this week, a prominent religious-Zionist rabbi said publicly that homosexuals need to be "exterminated," triggering a police complaint for inciting murder.



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