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Palestine’s 'techno queen' scapegoated by politicians trying to escape responsibility

Misinterpretations of a music video shot in the area of a West Bank holy site cause anger, an arrest of the DJ and the burning of furniture to be used for the development of cultural tourism at the location.

A techno music video shoot held at a Palestinian religious and touristic site has landed a 29-year-old female DJ in a Palestinian jail and is threatening to have the minister of tourism and Islamic affairs fired.

The event took place Dec. 26 — the day after Christmas — and, when selected videos of the event were circulated on social media, some users claimed the organizers were Christians defiling a Muslim holy site. The event took place near the Nabi Musa mosque.

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