The head of Palestinian Islamic courts on Sunday asked the judges not to grant divorces over Ramadan, as he fears that people tend to speak more rashly which they regret later.
As per a report in the Al Jazeera, judges will only consider the divorce applications made after the month of Ramazan to avoid these rash decisions. The same report claims that according to the Palestinian Authority, 50,000 weddings were celebrated in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 2015, but more than 8,000 divorces were also registered.
Unemployment and poverty are considered to be the major contributing factors in such divorces.
There is no civil marriage or divorce in Palestine, Israel and Lebanon and only religious courts have the power to announce decisions on marriages and divorces in these countries.