web analytics
August 4, 2015 / 19 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Female Fatah Member Humiliated by Hamas Police at Checkpoint

Member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza Amal Hamad.

Member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza Amal Hamad.
Photo Credit: MaanImages

Amal Hamad, a member of Fatah’s central committee in Gaza canceled a visit to Ramallah on Sunday after Hamas police officers insisted on carrying out a physical inspection at Beit Hanoun crossing, reports the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.

“I headed to Beit Hanoun (Erez) checkpoint where police stopped me and inspected my luggage and my hand bag. Then they asked to inspect me physically and I refused,” Hamad told Ma’an.

She was heading to Ramallah to participate in an internal Fatah meeting.

Amal Hamad was picked by the Fatah Central Committee to replace Mohammad Dahlan, who used to be the head of the Preventive Security Service in Gaza, and was dismissed in 2011 after Egypt accused him of funneling millions to the Al Qaeda terrorists who, among other things, had blown the Egyptian gas pipeline in the Sinai.

The takeover of political rule in Gaza by Hamas has tightened the standards regarding women’s public behavior, although Gazan women reported in recent BBC interviews that, for the most part, they ignore those demands and are not challenged over them by men.

Back in July of  2009, the Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice ordered female lawyers to wear black robes, a dark suit (Jilbab, tuxedo or coat); and a scarf covering their hair. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights called this decision “a violation of the law and an unjustified intervention into lawyers’ affairs.”

Commenting on the incident at the Erez crossing, an unnamed Fatah spokesman warned of the dangerous consequences of what he dubbed the “humiliation of the free women of Palestine and Fatah leaders from the Gaza Strip.”

The humiliation of Hamad was “a crime both from moral and national perspectives,” the spokesman told Ma’an.

He applauded Hamad for her honorable reaction to “gang terrorism” practiced by Hamas’ security services.

Hamad reportedly told Hamas security forces that their behavior reminded her of the occupation, the spokesman added.

The Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza described the remarks by Fatah’s spokesman as “false and fabricated.”

“We were surprised in the ministry by media reports quoting a statement by a Fatah spokesperson and declarations by a female member of Fatah’s Central Committee, Amal Hamad. These claims are too far from being true,” a statement released by the Hamas ministry said.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Female Fatah Member Humiliated by Hamas Police at Checkpoint”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Tourist injured by Muslim mob on Temple Mount on August 4, 2015
Arabs Beat Up Tourist on Temple Mount [video]
Latest News Stories
Two of 20 bridges on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed train line.

The long-planned and long-delayed high-speed train between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is getting closer Israel Railways has begun to lay tracks for the western section of the line in the Ayalon Valley, west of Jerusalem. The target date for launching passenger train on the new line is January 2018, 17 years after construction began. The […]

Sgt. Jatemliansquy, originally from Argentina and now at home in Israel.

The Home Front Command for the first time has deployed female soldiers to guard the front lines in Shechem in Samaria.

Tourist injured by Muslim mob on Temple Mount on August 4, 2015

The tourist supposedly waved an Israeli flag, at which point the Muslim mob tried to kill him.

two phrases

The Obama administration also promises not sell F-35 to any other Middle East country – but for how long?

Meir Ettinger, the Shin Bet’s most wanted Jew, is suspected of leading a national underground revolutionary movement.

Israelis enjoy kayaking in the Jordan river in Northern Israel on August 2, 2015, as temperature reached 47 degrees Celcius in some parts of Israel.

New York Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice will vote against the Iran deal.

Arab terrorists threw firebombs at a Jerusalem car, severely burning the driver and two more people.

Some Israelis seem to have forgotten no one has yet tracked down the murderers of Ali Bawabsheh.

Americans oppose the Iran deal, and only a slight majority of Democrats support it.

Chuck Schumer’s office has received more than 10,000 phone calls over the past two weeks, all of them from groups and individuals opposed to the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry reassures the Gulf States, who are gouging him for more arms and to force Israel out of Judea and Samaria.

Its so hot, the Arab threat to drive us into the sea don’t sound half bad…

No one was injured from the mortar fire that apparently strayed during clashes.

The gang attacked a Haredi man and then a religious couple with brass knuckles and a knife. The woman recited the Shema prayer.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/female-fatah-member-humiliated-by-hamas-police-at-checkpoint/2012/04/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: