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Law: Modern Family Law: Palestine
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In this article, Palestinians are defined as residents of historic Palestine during the British Mandate (1920–48), before they were forced to flee their homes and land. Many of them still live where the state of Israel was created; others migrated to countries within and outside the region. However, the majority still live in the West Bank and the G…

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Nahda Shehada, “Law: Modern Family Law: Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002167>
First published online: 2019

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