Hamas arrests male hairdresser for Gaza woman's haircutGlad they've cleared up that misconception--though not sure who could have been fooled.
The Hamas government in Gaza has begun enforcing a law introduced last year banning men from cutting women's hair.
Until now, the law had not been enforced, but this week at least one male hairdresser in Gaza was arrested.
Male hairdressers for women are regarded by many Muslims as against Islamic tradition.
The move is seen as an attempt to bolster Hamas's Islamic credentials against critics who say it has become too moderate.