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New Hamas Law in Gaza Mandates Lashes, Amputations to Replace Western Law

Hamas replaces adapted 80 yr-old Western laws with Sharia system. Hamas rivals condemn replacement law for ‘widening split,’ threatening ‘multicultural Palestinian society.’

By Ari Yashar


Hamas, the terrorist group governing Gaza, has replaced a nearly 80-year-old law with a harsh new one based on Sharia Islamic law. The new rules stipulate severe punishments such as lashes and amputations.

Faraj Al Ghoul, Legal Department head of Gaza’s Palestinian Legislative Council, announced the Gazan parliament will put the new law into effect, replacing Ordinance Number 74 that has been on the books since 1936. The ordinance, which was part of the British Mandate Criminal Code, outlawed same-sex acts between men. Continue Reading »