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The Effect of the Political Situation in the City of Jerusalem on the Rights of the Jerusalem Women

Fadwa Al-Labadi

Abstract


The concept of citizenship was introduced to the Arab and Islamic region during
the colonial period. The law of citizenship, like all other laws and regulations in
the Middle East, was influenced by the colonial legacy that impacted the tribal and paternalistic systems in all aspects of life. In addition to the colonial legacy, most constitutions in the Middle East draw on the Islamic shari’a (law) as a major source of legislation, which in turn enhances the paternalistic system in the social sector in all its dimensions, as manifested in many individual laws and the legislative processes with respect to family status issues. Family is considered the nucleus of society in most Middle Eastern countries, and this is specifically reflected in the personal status codes. In the name of this legal principle, women’s submission is being entrenched, along with censorship over her body, control of her reproductive role, sexual life, and fertility.


Keywords


Palestine; rights; women; Jerusalem

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