Hamas requires Islamic dress for students

The Hamas government in Gaza will require female students to wear Islamic clothing to school. The new regulation, announced Aug. 24, was set to take effect immediately, according to reports.

The new rules require that all female students wear a head covering and full-length robe. The new rule also forbids men from teaching in girls’ schools and women from teaching in boys’ schools.

In Gaza, some 250,000 students attend governmental schools and another 200,000 students attend United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools, according to Ynetnews. — jta