Hamas Preparing to Ban 'Mixed-Sex Schools' in Palestinian Territory

Hamas is preparing to ban "mixed-sex schools" for children over the age of nine in Palestinian territory. 

The "majority of schools in Gaza are run by either Hamas or the U.N.," and most are already segregated by sex beyond the age of the nine. Because of this, the ban Hamas is planning to implement is largely being viewed as a display of "Hamas' Islamist credentials."

There are some private schools where boys and girls are learning together in Gaza, but this setting will end once the ban is implemented, if Hamas enforces it.

In the past Hamas has put various Islamist laws in place which it has never bothered to enforce. 


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