Hamas Announces New Islamist Legal Code: Lashes, Cutting of Hand of Thief, and More


flag-of-hamasFaraj al-Ghoul, head of the Legal Department at the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, recently announced that the Palestinian parliament in Gaza will impose a new legal code to replace the current one dating from 1936. A senior Hamas official said the new law “is inspired by” Sharia (Islamic law).

The law stipulates a minimum of 20 lashes for a minor offense, with the number of lashes increasing with the seriousness of the offense. A minimum of 80 lashes is to be imposed in criminal cases. The law also widens the use of the death penalty as per Sharia. Articles No 289, and 290 of the proposed law stipulate the cutting off of the hand of a thief and a minimum of seven years in jail in case the criminal repeats his crime.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Sharia law is like a smaller bandaid for the lost fortune of the curious onlooker from a blameless future. Only the bandaid is broken in half by its own deadly aim. Very sad world. Never Again.

  2. Actually not a bad idea. Say waht you want but crime in those areas are practiaclly non existant. if it were implemented here in the USA we all will be better off