In Gaza, Hamas Government Bans Men From Working In Women’s Hairdressing Salons The Hamas government has begun implementing its ban on men working in women’s hairdressing salons. Gaza Strip police have summoned five hairdressers and had them sign a document saying they would stop doing so, and would not enter salons that they manage, under threat of imprisonment and a NIS20,000 fine. The director of the Independent Human Rights Authority called the decision part of a series of decisions harming personal freedoms, pluralism, and the right to choose a profession.
Source: Maannews.net, February 22, 2011
An earlier post reported that Hamas had banned motorcycle riders from carrying women on the back seat.
The Hamas charter states that it “is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an Israeli TV station has reported that in 2008, Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. An earlier media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. Last June, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons.The Global Muslim Brotherhood support Hamas through the Union of Good, a worldwide coalition of charities headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi.