Hamas: Separate classes for girls and boys
By MARK MACKINNON
Saturday, January 28, 2006 Posted at 3:16 AM EST
Globe and Mail Update
The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia "a source" of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.
Spelling out the domestic agenda of Hamas for the first time since the group's stunning victory in a legislative election this week, Sheik Mohammed Abu Teir also said Hamas would not go to foreign donors on bended knee if they withdrew aid to the Palestinian Authority.
The armed struggle against Israel will continue as long as Israel continues its occupation of Palestinian lands, he added.