Dec. 20, 2019
The Supreme Fatwa Council, the decision making body of the Palestinian Fatwa House which was created by Yasir Arafat as an official Palestinian institution in 1994, has announced that it does not accept the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The Council said that it cannot accept any provisions of CEDAW that are inconsistent with the provisions of Islamic Sharia Law.
Here’s where it gets interesting. The Palestinian Authority says it acceded to CEDAW in 2014 without any reservations. But, the Supreme Fatwa Council notes, the Palestinian Constitutional Court ruled in 2018 that international human rights treaties and agreements must agree with the religious and cultural identity of the Palestinian people.
Which means that since CEDAW violates Sharia law, the Palestinian leadership…
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