Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hamas Bans New Years Celebrations In Gaza For Being Incompatible With Islamic Values

Palestinians celebrate New Year's Eve in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2012 (AFP Photo/Abbas Momani)

IBTimes: New Year's Eve Banned In Gaza: Hamas Rules Holiday Celebrations 'Incompatible' With Islamic Values

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has reportedly banned all New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, the Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Hotels and restaurants that requested permits to hold public parties Thursday night were denied the right to do so, and the police have vowed to clamp down on unlicensed celebrations.

Hamas leaders determined such celebrations were “incompatible with our customs, traditions, values and the teachings of our religion,” police spokesman Ayman al-Batinji told AFP. Parties for the holiday were also seen to contravene with “solidarity with the families of the martyrs of the Jerusalem intifada,” he said. The comment referred to turmoil that has spilled across much of the West Bank in recent months.

More News On Hamas Banning New Years Celebrations In Gaza For Being Incompatible With Islamic Values

Hamas bans New Year's celebrations in Gaza -- DW
Hamas bans New Year’s Eve parties in Gaza -- AFP
Hamas bans New Year’s Eve celebrations in Gaza -- RT


RRH said...

Whether I agree with Israeli ploicy in Gaza or elsewhere or not, these religious a-holes really get on my nerves.

Happy New Year guys.

It's going to be a doozy.

Country said...

Didnt many Islamic groups say that drawing a picture of a person is like you trying to be God by creating a person.

James said...

You too, RRH.

Anonymous said...

freedom and sharia just don't coexist.