Controlling the Gaza strip, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas announced that the Gaza prohibits any public celebrations to celebrate the beginning of 2016.
In a statement released by Hamas under the police sector, it is noted that the celebration of the New year contrary to the traditional values of Islam, religious traditions sector and testifies to the admiration of the West.
It is prohibited to organize celebrations not only outdoors, but in the halls of the celebrations, restaurants, clubs, hotels and other public places. It should be noted that previously the group did not hinder the celebration indoors.
Police spokesman Ayman al-Batinci also said that the ban is a manifestation of solidarity with the victims «of the intifada al-Quds». It is reported that the police received orders to prevent any unauthorized celebration. It’s unclear whether it’s home parties.