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Hamas forcibly shaving heads of those caught with long hair

By Mason White 2:20 PM April 10, 2013
Gaza teen shows off his shaved head 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) Hamas, the religious extremist rulers of the Gaza Strip, has recently begun to terrorize young children in the Gaza Strip, according to human rights groups and victims of the abuse.

Last week, police in Gaza City began taking action against those children with exoctic fantasy hair styles and fashionable pants.

According to press reports, Hamas is carrying out its mission to impose strict Islamic practices on people and said that the police are literally “grabbing youth with long spiky or gel-style hair from the streets, throwing them into jeeps, taunting them and shaving their heads.”

Those seen with jeans that are too tight or too low are being targeted as well. “All I want to do is get out of this country,” Ayman al-Sayed, a 19-year-old resident of Gaza who was kidnapped last week, said. “I’m scared. They grab you from the street for no reason. I do not know not what to do next,” he added.

Human rights groups obviously are not excited about this new practice, but there may not be anything they can do to stop it. Hamas has been stepping up its campaign to transform Palestinian society into something that looks more like Iran than it does in the Gaza Strip. Last week we learned that Hamas was separating the sexed in schools to better meet the strict Islamic standards. The law went into effect at the beginning of the school year.

“Young kids are afraid to go to school because they fear the police. Every day we hear of another child that was captured by police and severely beaten because of the clothing or haircut style they chose for themselves,” Mohamed Ismail, 46, a father of 7 in the Gaza Strip told

Unfortunately, the list is endless. Hamas has kept women from competing in sporting events and are trying to force women to cover themselves in burqas, although there have been a lot of backlash on that front. With the imminent threat of being kidnapped and beaten, the young are probably going to think twice about what they wear.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view