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Gaza Authorities Issue Travel Restrictions for Unmarried Women

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Women hold signs during a protest against the decision by Gaza's Supreme Judicial Council banning women from movement in and out of the Gaza Strip without the permission of her "guardian," in Gaza City, February 16, 2021.  © 2021 AP Photo/Adel Hana In a terrible backwards step, Gaza’s Supreme Judicial Council, a body run by Hamas authorities, issued a notice on February 14 allowing male guardians to restrict unmarried women’s travel. Israeli authorities already restrict the movement of two million Palestinians in Gaza, and Egypt often seals its border to travel from…


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