The media is full of reports today that in Hamas-controlled Gaza, the local leadership has decreed that female lawyers must cover their hair. But on Israel’s channel 2 this evening there was a report that ALL women in Gaza are now forced to wear head coverings.
In the report Silman A-Shafi, the Arab reporter reports that there are now thugs roaming the streets both in uniform and out of uniform to enforce these laws.
They interview several young women some pro and some against the new law.
They show the beach and how women now have to go fully dressed into the beach, though they are swimming in women-only area.
Haaretz – a left-wing Israeli paper is reporting the same thing – in English.
The London-based newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi reported that the organization’s Gaza government had recently approved a series of laws, a Muslim code of conduct of sorts, meant to guard Muslim religion and morals. These guidelines join an increasing amount of reports from Gaza residents saying that modesty patrols were forcing women to wear head coverings, especially at Gaza’s beaches, and that they were inspecting isolated cars in order to prevent unmarried couples being alone together.
I am confused – how is it that Israel’s media has such a different story than the rest of the media?
See for yourself: here.
This is the Google translation of the blurb on that page:
Is the world okay with a new Iran-style regime popping up?
I think it’s a disaster.