Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

Ayman al-Sayed, 19, right, with his hair cut, and his friend Mohammed Hanouna, 18, left, pose for photo during an interview in Gaza City, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Al-Sayed used to have shoulder-length hair but says he was grabbed by Hamas police in a sweep along with other young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair last week, and that police shaved everyone's head. Hanouna still wears the hair-style that can now get young men in trouble in Gaza, during the Islamic militants latest attempt to impose their hardline version of Islam on Gaza. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday.


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