ASIA/PALESTINE - Palestinian Christian lawyer granted license to practice in Islamic religious courts

Saturday, 2 March 2019 middle east   justice   sharia   islam  


Ramallah (Agenzia Fides) - Haya Bannoura, a Christian lawyer from Beit Sahour, Palestinian city, was granted a license to represent clients in Palestine’s Islamic Sharia (Islamic Law) courts. Thanks to the license granted by Mahmoud al-Habbash, President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Law, the Palestinian Christian will be able to practice her profession in Muslim courts.
Haya Bannoura is the fifth Palestinian Christian female lawyer to practice Sharia law since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994. Mahmoud al-Habbash, in some statements reported by the Palestinian Agency Wafa, stressed that the Palestinian people are cohesive and united and Palestinian Christian are an integral part of the country’s social fabric as well as the Palestinian people as a whole. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 2/3/2019)