Names of Female Candidates Are Hidden in Palestinian Elections


In the Palestinian local elections scheduled for Oct. 8, some of the female candidates’ names have been concealed, with the politicians being listed only as “sister” or “the wife of…,”  Al Bawaba of Jordan reports.

The PA’s local elections, scheduled for October 8, are the first elections to be held since the Hamas-Fatah split in 2007.

The concealing of female names is serious step back for Palestines political scene, says Director of a Coalition of Women’s Organisations in the Gaza Strip, Nadia Abu Nahla.

“Women were partners (with men) throughout the struggle. Therefore it is a disgrace for any national or independent list to withhold the names of women,” she told Middle East Monitor.


{ Israel News Bureau}