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Hamas now has a matchmaking service:

"The applicants, who pay a fee of $10-$70, are divided into
categories according to their eligibility. Women under 25 are easiest
to marry off; more challenging are women over 30 and divorcees.

in a nod to Gaza's grinding poverty triumphing over its conservative
culture, there is a special file for women with jobs. Bringing home a
salary in Gaza can trump any other category, matchmakers say.

the women's application, they describe their ideal man. Most ask for a
devout Muslim with a job and his own apartment, a top find in crowded

"Women also must describe their appearance and answer a
killer question: 'Do you consider yourself pretty according to Gaza

I thank for the pointer.


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