“Honor killings” increasing dramatically in PalArab areas
The rate of women being murdered in the West Bank and Gaza has increased dramatically even over last year’s high numbers.
In 2013, there were 27 women killed, which was double the number killed in 2012.
In less than five months this year, however, 18 women have been murdered – 13 in the West Bank and 5 in Gaza. At this rate, the number of women killed – usually under the excuse of “family honor” – may double again this year.
Last December, the Palestinian women’s affairs minister blamed Israel for Arabs killing Arab women.