Hamas continues to impinge on the rights of palestinians in Gaza, with men now being banned from working in women’s beauty parlours.

“The Palestinian authorities (in Gaza) have decided to ban men from working in women’s beauty parlours following instructions from Interior Minister Fathi Hammad,” said a statement on the website of the Hamas-run police force in Gaza.

“Anyone who breaches this decision will be arrested and tried.”

The majority of Gaza residents are conservative Muslims, but Hamas is under growing pressure from radical groups to prove its fundamentalist credentials by imposing harsher edicts.

Women are forbidden from showing their hair in public to men who are not in their family.

Over the last three years, several beauty parlours and hair salons in the Gaza Strip have been the target of explosions and other attacks, which Hamas have blamed on radical Islamist groups who share the ideology of al Qaeda.

Such groups seek to defy Hamas rule in Gaza and criticise its leaders for not implementing strict Islamic law.

The good news, though, is men are apparently still allowed to frequent women’s beauty parlours.

Meanwhile, the following pro-Gazan “human rights” organizations have released the following statements regarding this blatant infringement of palestinian human rights:

Free Gaza: Wot, me worry?

International Solidarity Movement: zzzzzzzzzzz

CodePink: Bah, humbug

I could go on to describe the responses of each and every so-called palestinian human rights organization, but you get my drift.

Which just goes to prove that these groups are more about destroying Israel than protecting palestinian human rights.

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  • @CriticalAnalyst

    maybe Farouk should move to America? oh yeah… he did. damn

  • STV

    “Anyone who breaches this decision will be arrested and tried.”

    Tried for what, being FABULOUS!?

  • juvanya

    Unrelated, but an update about the "Irvine 11" those savages that disrupted Ambassador Oren's speech.

    They dont hate Jews, just Israel. :)

    • israellycool

      Please don't post links to the JIDF on here. I'm not a fan, and he's responsible for my FB account being deactivated.

      • israellycool

        I don't appreciate your lies, especially on my own blog JIDF.

        • Michael Zvi Krumbein


      • juvanya

        Here's the original link. Sorry. for next time :)

        • israellycool

          No problem. You weren't to know.

          • juvanya

            Is there a more efficient way I can send stuff to you because every now and then I find something interesting that you might want to look at?

            • israellycool

              Sure. Through the Contact form.

  • Michael Zvi Krumbein

    To be fair, religious Jewish women would not allow this either. Or is this only chareidi?

  • fatima

    Paul larudee of the International Solidarity Movement announced a new plan to end the "seige" of Gaza today. Have fun:

    – Break the siege of Gaza by AIR. Fly an airplane into Gaza. DC3 airplanes don't need much flat land or road to land on. Harder to divert an airplane than a boat – especially if one or more famous people are on it. Takeoff location must be kept secret.

    – Break the siege of Palestine (ie Israel) by coordinating the arrival on the same day into TEL AVIV airport of more than 100 Palestinians holding US and European passports. Alert the media. Bring things to show the media such as deeds to land, keys, old family photographs. Coordinate with local lawyers skilled at delaying deportation. Fly non-Israeli airlines, which are unlikely to cooperate with Israeli security by stopping the passengers.

    – Break the siege of US media. Concentrated effort to coopt particular US media. Larudee did not mention targets. Audience suggested that Jon stewart was already clearly sympathetic.

    – an anti-apartheid concert. Huge in multiple cities at the same time. He credits such a concert in 1988 to helping bring down South African apartheid. They are soliciting musicians. Original plans for july of this year appear too optimistic.

    Note: several members of Congress have agreed to consider riding with them on boat or plane.

  • Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Weird. I get different selections of comments when I reload. Of course, some of that is my system or provider.

    • Michael Zvi Krumbein

      Vista does not have bugs. Vista IS a bug.

  • Brett

    Hey… it's important that if you link to the left-o-nazi clowns (ISM, CodePink) that you use the rel="nofollow" tag in your link.

    This tells Google not to give their site additional credit and linkjuice. If you link to them using a normal HTML link, you are helping their site and their message get out by "Recommending" them.

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