Via the Elder of Ziyon I have discovered this funny bit of Palestinian politics.
There was an election for the Peple’s Committee of the Jenin camp.
Two of the candidates on the winning slate are women.
Here is how the winners were shown on the official Fatah webpage:
The two drawings on the bottom represent the women, named Najat Abu Qatana and Hanadi Abu Qandil (a former prisoner).This is the official photo of the winners from the Jenin camp Facebook page as well.Here is how the winners were depicted in the Safa.ps news siteWhile these media will routinely show faces of women in other cases, there seems to be no pushback that the Jenin committee is clearly so Islamist that they consider the depiction of women to be forbidden.
The high percentage of Palestinians who support fundamentalist interpretations of Islam is a very under-reported story. The last Pew poll on the topic showed that 89% of Palestinians support Sharia being the law of the land.
(h/t Ibn Boutros)
Much better now.