What we call unjust and perverse, they call Islamic…
There’s a reason why Islam remains immune to change, one is doctrinal Islam, the other is the willingness to die in carrying it out.
In November, PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decision barring marriage before the age of 18. Under previous laws in the West Bank, the legal marriage age was 15 for females and 16 for males.
Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women
Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA.
The clans also criticized the Palestinian Authority for committing to CEDAW and called for banning feminist groups operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.”
On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools.
The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s recent decision to ban child marriage, in compliance with CEDAW.