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August 3, 2012 7:27 am

Cleric Calls PA Streets ‘Islamic’ Despite Christian Presence

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Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Supreme Court for Shari’ah Law, called PA streets “Islamic” and recommended legislation that would “severely punish” those eat publicly during the month of Ramadan, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported on its website here.

About 10 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank are Christian, PMW noted, citing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook.

According to reports in PA daily publication Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, six people were arrested and one was sentenced to a month of prison time for eating during Ramadan, the month when observant Muslims fast during the daytime hours.

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