Hamas Crackdown!

Another crackdown by those defenders of human rights, Hamas.

The Hamas-run government has launched a series of campaigns targeting fortune-tellers, mannequins and cigarette vendors in the Gaza Strip.

Police sources told Ma’an that 142 fortune tellers were forced to sign an agreement at the Ministry of Interior pledging that they would not practice their craft.

As well as predicting the future, fortune tellers sell amulets for protection and are sometimes called on to solve personal or family problems.

Another campaign targets boutiques displaying lingerie on mannequins. Police officials told Ma’an that security forces inspected clothes shops across the Gaza Strip and warned owners not to display naked mannequins, lingerie or “indecent advertisements.”

Police are also targeting vendors selling smuggled cigarettes and tobacco, confiscating their goods, police suorces said.

Speaking of mannequins, here’s oneĀ I assume would be allowed in Gaza.

Wax arafat
AFP

Let’s just thank our lucky stars it is not in lingerie or naked.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media