Israel’s First Female Sharia Judge Sworn In

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By BICOM.. Israel has appointed the ever first female judge (Qadi) to the Muslim Sharia Courts. Hana Khatib, an expert in Sharia law from Tamra in the lower Galilee, was sworn in Monday (May 15, 2017) at the President’s residence with four other new judges. “This is a really big victory, and it really shows how the courts can support equality for women,” Khatib said. [Photo top right: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Israeli Muslim Hana Khatib and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – Photo: BICOM].  President Reuven Rivlin said that Khatib’s appointment was a “testament to the positive changes in the status of women,” and expressed hope that the appointment “will be the first of many.”

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said “we are shattering another glass ceiling,” and stressed the importance of “sending a message to girls everywhere to go, invest, study, and excel.” Read the full story



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