Women’s group slams Gaza law on gender segregation

Palestinian children attend a class at the UNRWA elementary school in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and private schools from the fourth grade. Currently, boys and girls are separated in grade seven in public schools, and private schools can set their own rules. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new Gaza law mandating separate classrooms for boys and girls from age nine is another worrisome sign that the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers are gradually imposing their fundamentalist practices, the head of a Gaza women's group warned Tuesday.


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