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CAIRO - 26 April 2017: A woman has appointed judge of an Israeli Muslim religious court, the first appointment of its kind in Israel’s history.
The appointment of Hana Mansour Khatib, who holds a master's degree in law, was confirmed by the Judicial Appointments Committee Tuesday. All members of the committee, including the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, voted in favor of Khatib.
It has not been determined to which of nine Sharia – Islamic law – courts in Israel Khatib will be appointed.