Jan. 8, 2020
I have been reporting on how the PLO had signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 2014 – without any real intention of implementing it, but to make it look like they are a liberal modern state so they can use that impression to attack Israel at the ICC and elsewhere.
Now we receive confirmation from both the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority and their Constitutional Court that there was never any intention of implementing CEDAW, and that Islamic Sharia is more important than adhering to signed agreements with the West.
Prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said, “The government adheres to Palestinian values and principles, and does not violate the Sharia. …Our religious and national values are above everything else, and this is in keeping with the decision of the Constitutional Court’s decision, and as a protection of our (women’s) honor, the unity of our society and the rule of law.”
What did the Constitutional Court…