The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia “a source” of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.
Presumably that particular official wasn’t speaking from jail:
Fourteen among 132 deputies, who won the Palestine elections Wednesday, are announced to be still serving time in Israeli prisons.
Similarly, a newly elected Palestinian member of the parliament is being jailed at a Palestinian prison.
Well, it’s one way of ensuring small government.
UPDATE. Meta-level irony from Antony Loewenstein:
Last week’s election result certainly offers the Israelis and Americans a lesson: force will never work.
Ant, I just wonder how comfortable you feel about being chosen because they were lacking a Jew? Since when does writing about the middle east qualify you for an position in academia? I mean you haven’t actually written any peer reviewed articles have you?
Secondly, don’t you think its odd that out of all the Jews who may write about Israel and have academic qualifications that they chose someone who was vehemently opposed to Israel? Does this not strike you as an Uncle Tom type proposition?
If you are a representative of Jews generally, how do you intend to represent the much larger Jewish contingency that find your views repugnant?
No answers yet from Token.
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