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Rise in “Honor Killings” of Palestinian Women by Relatives

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Rise in “Honor Killings” of Palestinian Women by Relatives – Mohammed Daraghmeh and Ibrahim Barzak (AP-ABC News)
(Daily Alert, Feb. 28, 2014)

    26 women were slain by relatives in the West Bank and Gaza in 2013 for allegedly shaming the family, twice as many as the year before.

    So-called “honor killings” are committed regularly in traditional Arab societies that enforce strict gender separation and view an unmarried women’s unsupervised contact with a man as a stain on the family reputation. 

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