Hamas imposes travel restrictions on unmarried women

Article Link: https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/hamas-imposes-travel-restrictions-on-unmarried-women-659100

The Supreme Sharia Court Council in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has imposed travel restrictions on unmarried females, drawing sharp criticism from Palestinians and human rights organizations. In a circular issued on Sunday, the council ruled that “an unmarried female may be prevented from traveling if she did not obtain permission from her guardian,” who is often her father, or in some cases her own son. “Her guardian may prevent her from traveling if there is absolute harm in her travel or if there is a lawsuit requiring a travel ban,” the council ruled.