Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PALESTINE – Hamas limits Muslim “interactions” with Christmas celebrations in the Gaza Strip
Gaza – The provision by which a department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in the Gaza Strip, governed by the Palestinian Islamist party Hamas, has given instructions to Muslims to limit their “interaction” with Christian Christmas celebrations, continues to cause concern. The directives, contained in an internal document of the ministry, have been released by the Israeli media . Such provisions include a special fatwa and a mobilization campaign through the media and preachers to remind Muslims of the need to refrain from directly participating in non-Muslim rites and celebrations.