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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:06 AM

PA official: Female dress code at Gaza university 'illegal'

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority Minister of Higher Education on Sunday issued an official condemnation over a Gaza university's decision to implement an "Islamic" dress code for female students.

Al-Aqsa University president Salam al-Agha told Ma'an Sunday that the code, which is set to be implemented when the new semester begins, does not require the jilbab (full-length coat) or niqab (face-veil), but rather what he termed dress befitting of the university.

He said students would not be expelled for violations of the dress code.

Ali Jarbawi, PA Minister of Higher Education, issued an official response to the university's announcement, labeling the decision "illegal, and therefore null and unenforceable."

http://maannews.net/ENG/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=559696

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:35 AM

1. Obie, when's the last time you saw a pro-Palestinian here denounce.....

...the way women are treated in Gaza?

And not just denounce with a one-liner, but do so with as much vitriol as they would vs. Israel for some perceived slight?

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Response to shira (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:57 AM

2. Those who are interested can also check out this thread

Islamization in Gaza Erodes Women's Rights

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113430265

Article has some interesting insights on the regression of women's rights under the Gaza regime.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:57 PM

3. Nothing there either. It's not about Palestinian human rights & never was.

Palestinians are only useful when used to bash Israel.

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