“Prime PA non secular official prohibits girls from touring with out a male family member,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, December 27, 2020:
Though the PA likes to current itself as a secular authority, its non secular leaders use the official PA TV station to demand a male-dominated society, through which girls have to be obedient to their husbands as a part of their obligation beneath Islam.
The PA’s Grand Mufti – who was appointed by PA Chairman Abbas himself – was requested on his weekly TV program if a person’s spouse is allowed to journey to Dubai together with her daughters with out a male family member accompanying them. The PA’s high non secular official answered that she is just not. She must be accompanied by “a person from her household”:
Official PA TV host: “The primary query is that his spouse needs to journey to Dubai together with her daughters with out the presence of an accompanying man from her household – is that this allowed?”
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “There must be an accompanying man from her household on the journey.”
[Official PA TV, Fatwa, Dec. 16, 2020]
Though the Palestinian Authority could be thought-about religiously average concerning girls’s rights in comparison with different Arab states, high PA non secular leaders, together with Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Islam, have been given time on official PA TV to inform Palestinian males that they’re permitted, albeit with restrictions, to beat their wives. Girls are taught to obey their husbands, to not go away house with out their permission, to not contact Israeli police if their husbands are violent, and even to not refuse their husbands’ calls for for intercourse as a result of it’s a husband’s proper “to take pleasure in his spouse at any time,” in accordance with the Abbas appointed PA Mufti.
Abbas’ advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash has defined on official PA TV that there are conditions through which males are allowed to beat girls, explaining that “so long as Allah permitted a sure sort of beating, it’s for the nice. It’s good for society and good for the lady and the person.” He added that it’s OK for husbands, fathers, and brothers to beat disobedient girls….