Image: Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (R) shakes hands with Israeli Palestinian Hana Khatib (L), at her swearing in ceremony as Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (C) looks on. Khatib is the first woman n for all the religious courts in Israel, including Jewish and Druze courts. (GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images, 2017)

A Muslim woman has broken through one of the last barriers in the country’s legal system.
This week, Hana became the first woman to be sworn in as a Qadi or judge of the Islamic court.

Her appointment to the sharia court comes before there’s even a female judge on Israel’s Jewish rabbinical court.

It’s been a long struggle for a woman whose own father wished hard for her success even though he never finished school.

Listen to the story on The ABC’s Religion and Ethics Report.

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