Sunday, May 28, 2017

No Ramadan Divorces In Palestinian Territories

According to a report today from Al Jazeera, Mahmud Habash, the chief judge of Palestinian Islamic courts in the West Bank and Gaza, has ordered judges to grant no divorces during Ramadan.  Only religious courts have jurisdiction over divorces in the Palestinian Authority.  Habash said that based on experience from previous years, some litigants make "quick and ill-considered decisions" after they have not eaten or smoked.