Last updated: 20 july, 2010 - 10:51 GMT

Gaza women defy Hamas shisha ban

A woman smoking a shisha, or hubbly bubbly, pipe in a cafe in Gaza

The Hamas-run government in Gaza has banned women from smoking shisha, or hubbly bubbly water pipes, in public.

On Sunday, plain-clothes agents patrolled beachside cafés enforcing the edict.

However, some Gazan women are still smoking.

The BBC's Hamada Abu Qamar met Jihad, a veiled woman in her twenties, who was enjoying her shisha at sunset.

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First broadcast 19 July 2010

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