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Hamas plans to apply Islamic sharia as basis for Palestine Authority

Hamas intends to apply the Islamic law, sharia, as the basis for running the Palestinian Authority after its landslide win in last week’s elections for the legislature, officials from the group have said.

 

Hamas intends to apply the Islamic law, sharia, as the basis for running the Palestinian Authority after its landslide win in last week’s elections for the legislature, officials from the group have said. But they said that people would not be forced to comply with sharia. The victory of the militant group in the elections has stirred concerns by more liberal Palestinians that the Islamist group might enforce its views after defeating Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ secular Fatah movement.

2016-10-24T07:29:55+00:00 February 1st, 2006|Categories: News|