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Palestinian man detained by PA police for eating during Ramadan, according to law
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosted Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat. [PA] Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat: "[PA] Police caught a man yesterday [June 21, 2015] who was eating in public in the Salfit area, while the policemen were engaged in routine work of maintaining the order and..."
Jun 22, 2015
PA police arrest man for eating in public during Ramadan
Headline: “The police caught a man who desecrated the holiness of the month of Ramadan in Salfit” “The [PA] police caught a man today [June 21, 2015] who broke the fast in public in the Salfit district. In an announcement of the police’s public relations and information department, it was noted...”
Jun 21, 2015
PA daily op-ed criticizes Catholic and Muslim clergy who commit crimes claiming "divine" knowledge
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida “Anyone who allows himself – God forbid! – to take the place of God in Heaven and Earth and to grant Shahada (Martyrdom) to whomever he pleases and refuse to grant it [Shahada] to whomever he pleases, is a sinner. This brings us...”
Apr 28, 2015
PA TV report on Islamic State rally in Gaza
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Ahmed Jamil Azzam, lecturer in International Studies at Birzeit University Official PA TV host: “Dr. Ahmed, there is a difference. ISIS in Iraq and Syria and Al-Qaeda in Somalia and other countries [are] fighting against their governments. The...”
Jan 21, 2015
Public march cancelled because intermingling of sexes might lead "women to sin and fall into traps"
Op-ed by Jawad Boulus, a columnist for the official PA daily “The Islamic Movement in Sakhnin opposed the screening of the film The Savior, which recounts the story of Jesus. To clarify the opposition’s position, five Imams of mosques in Sakhnin published notices in which they explained they...”
Apr 19, 2014
Hamas official to Fatah: "Have you not grown tired of negotiations?" "Join us… with a Jihad revolution" to establish “the next Islamic Caliphate”
Minister of Interior and National Security in the Hamas government in Gaza, Fathi Hammad: “We look forward to future victories, in which, Allah willing, we will liberate our land, our Jerusalem, our Al-Aqsa [Mosque], our cities and our villages, Allah willing, all this in preparation for...”
Nov 13, 2013
PA Sheikh to PA police: "Strike with an iron fist" those who eat in public during Ramadan
Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Jaber, Mufti of the Rafiah district and a member of the Supreme Council for Religious Rulings in Palestine, in his daily Ramadan column: "The Prophet [Muhammad] said: 'The pillars of religion and foundations of Islam are three, and whoever neglects any one of them - his blood is..."
Jul 22, 2013
Man arrested for cursing Allah during Ramadan
“Yesterday [July 15, 2013], the police arrested a man for cursing Allah and desecrating the sanctity of the month of Ramadan. In a press release, the police said it had arrested a man for cursing Allah because of an argument with [another] citizen, during the patrols [conducted] as part of measures...”
Jul 16, 2013
Hamas arrested men in Gaza because long hair not considered “masculine”
Headline: “We won’t take human rights [organizations] into consideration” – Hamas’ Ministry of Interior: ‘We will keep an eye on anyone contributing to lowering the level of masculinity’ in Gaza” “Minister of Interior in the deposed Hamas government, Fathi Hammad announced that his Security Forces...
May 22, 2013
University lecturer on PA TV: Democracy is a foreign concept, not rooted in Islam
PA TV program Religion and the World episode about differences and disputes in Islam. Physics and education lecturer at the Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho, Dr. Muhammad Abu Samra: “Moderate Islam at present – what is being suggested, is an Islam that accepts the language of the present, an Islam...”
May 1, 2013
PA TV News: Participants at conference call for Palestinian constitution to be based on Sharia law
PA TV News: “The Bir Zeit University Faculty of Law held a conference on ‘Islam and Human Rights in the Proposed Palestinian Constitution.’ The participants stressed that Islamic law is the main source of the constitution.”
Dec 20, 2012
PA daily: Majority of participants at debate see no contradiction between Islamic law and the civil state
“The Bir Zeit University Debate Club, together with the Institute for Women’s Studies, yesterday held the eleventh session of its series of regular debates under the heading ’There is no contradiction between implementing Islamic law and maintaining a civil state.’ The debate centered around a...”
Dec 14, 2012
PA Mufti: "A woman must leave home [only] at the discretion of her husband"
Host: "What is the rule about women who go out shopping [at night during Ramadan] until 3:00 AM?" PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "In general, a woman must [only] leave home at the discretion of her husband. If she left home at his discretion and with his approval, there is nothing preventing it." Click...
Aug 12, 2012
PA Mufti: A wife may not refuse her husband sex as "it is his right"
PA TV host: "A man doesn't fast and doesn't pray, but according to Shari'ah [Islamic] law - if he wants to have sex after the prayer [time] and [his wife] refuses, perhaps for the reason: 'You don't pray, and don't fast.'" PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "That is not a reason." Host: "Does she have the..."
Aug 12, 2012
PA cleric: Women may only perform the I'tikaf worship in the mosque if their husbands give permission
Column, religion section of the official PA daily, by PA cleric Abada Sabri: "It is best to fulfill the focused individual worship [I'tikaf] during the last 10 days of Ramadan... A wife should do the I'tikaf [in the Mosque] only after getting permission from her husband. And if he denies her..."
Aug 10, 2012
PA daily: Activists call for establishment of the Islamic Caliphate
"The Liberation Party is especially active in spreading its ideas. Activists of this party, founded by Sheikh Taqi Al-Din Al-Nabhani in Jerusalem, hung large placards in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, calling for the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate… Islamic female activists devoted the first..."
Aug 1, 2012
Imprison people for eating in public during Ramadan, including non-Muslims, says PA cleric
PA TV interview with the Chairman of the PA Supreme Court for Shari'ah Law, Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is: TV host: "If someone doesn't fast for some reason [during Ramadan month] because he follows a different religion or has health reasons, it's his right. However, he breaks the spirit of Ramadan by eating..."
Jul 22, 2012
Hamas leader Haniyeh meets with Egyptian President Morsi and says: “The Arab Spring will introduce the era of the Caliphate”
Headline: "Haniyeh: The Arab Spring will introduce the era of the Caliphate" "Head of the Hamas government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said yesterday that the meeting held two days ago between the President of Egypt and the head of the Hamas Political Bureau was a product of the Arab Spring that 'will..."
Jul 21, 2012
Gaza human rights group denies allegations that 5 Christians were kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam
"A senior official in the area of human rights (from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights based in Gaza) announced yesterday that his organization has met with five Christians that the Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip has accused of being kidnapped by an Islamic organization. He stressed that..."
Jul 18, 2012
Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza: 5 Christians were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam
"The [Greek] Orthodox Church in Gaza yesterday accused an Islamic group of kidnapping five Christians in order to force them to convert to Islam. In a press release published during a sit-down strike, held at the site of the Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza, the church's information bureau said: 'A..."
Jul 17, 2012
Hamas: "There will be no rule but the rule of Islam" and Haifa, Jaffa, etc., will be part of “Palestine”
"Minister of the Interior [in the Hamas government], Fathi Hamad, said that there is no peace with secularism, and that there will be no rule but the rule of Islam. During the ceremony marking the first graduating class from the police academy in Gaza, Hamad said: 'There is no peace with..."
Jun 14, 2012
Translation of important book by recent head of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Jihad is the way
One of the results of the turmoil in Egypt is the rise in influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. In order to understand the implications, Palestinian Media Watch has translated the book Jihad is the way by Mustafa Mashhur, who was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 1996-2002. The...
Feb 9, 2011
Hamas cleric: Volcano was Allah's punishment for infidels
"Praise Allah who says in His book [the Quran]: 'Their houses were empty and in ruins, because they did wrong' [Sura 17:52]... 'And We [Allah] never destroyed a city unless its people were unjust.' [Sura 28:59]..." "Oh Jihad fighters, people of Ribat (religious war). We heard and we saw what..."
Apr 23, 2010