The Party of Love, set up by Dr. Hassan Nurani, a Psychologist from the Gaza Strip, with a platform of fighting the "culture of death and hatred in Palestinian society", has, perhaps unsurprisingly been the subject of death threats.
Maybe I've missed out on something but I think that this rather proves a point. When a political party or individual sets out a stall that is anti-death and anti-hatred and as a result receives threats and hatred back, there is very clearly something very wrong with the society in which the party exists as one would assume that death and hatred are bad things.
Whilst I'm encouraged that Dr. Nurani was able to find 5,000 signatures to support his candidacy, and that his platform was able to be published in print, that educated people (those who were able to read the article and write comments on it, should react as they did, says little for the readiness of the Palestinian people to exist in an honest-to-goodness, freedom of speech democracy. Clearly it's a little too early for a gay pride parade in Gaza City.