Hamas court says women need a male guardian’s approval to travel – Los Angeles Times – (This is 2021, not 1021…)

 

A Hamas-run Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, further restricting movement in and out of the territory that has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since the militant group seized power.

The rollback in women’s rights could spark a backlash in Gaza at a time when the Palestinians plan to hold elections later this year. It could also solidify Hamas’ support among its conservative base at a time when it faces criticism over living conditions in the territory it has ruled since 2007.

Source: Hamas court says women need a male guardian’s approval to travel – Los Angeles Times