Women in Gaza take note

Are such moves made with the consent of the Gazan people?

Hamas security forces detained a Gazan journalist at a beach over the weekend because she was not wearing a headscarf.

Asma al-Ghul, who writes for the Palestinian daily Al-Ayam, said she was at the beach near the Shati refugee camp with a mixed group of friends when men in civilian clothing asked her why she was not wearing a headscarf. When she asked them who they were, they showed her Hamas security forces identity cards.

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