Majadle seeks to limit term of Shari’a courts head

28.05.2012                      07.Siwan. 5772                    Schawuoth 2

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Majadle seeks to limit term of Shari’a courts head

Labor MK's bill would limit the term of the Shari’a court president from ten to seven years.

A row has broken out in the Arab community over a bill proposed in Knesset by MK Ghaleb Majadle (Labor) to shorten the term limit of the president of the Shari’a court system.
The current term limit is 10 years, which Majadle, the Knesset deputy speaker, seeks to reduce to seven. At the same time, his bill would remove from office the incumbent president, Qadi Ahmed Natur, who, due to an anomaly in a law passed in 2002, has served for 18 years as president and has another 11 years before he would be required to step down….