Gaza police have arrested family members over the deaths of two Palestinian teenage girls, one of them the victim of a suspected “honor” killing, Hamas authorities said Monday.
Authorities caught relatives of one of the girls as they were trying to bury her in a cemetery near Jabaliya, north of Gaza City, on Thursday, police spokesman Ayyub Abu Shaar told AFP. The girl’s father had “beat her days before her death”, Abu Shaar said.
The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said a post-mortem showed signs of “torture” all over the girl’s body as well as signs of untreated gangrene from years of physical abuse. The rights watchdog said the girl was 17.
Police also discovered the body of another girl in the southern Gaza district of Khan Yunis in what could be an “honor” crime, Abu Shaar said.
“Her brother killed her, and the case is still being investigated. The murder weapon has been found,” he said, without elaborating.
PCHR said the girl was 18 and had fatal knife wounds to the neck.
The group called for a “thorough investigation” into the suspected murders and to “bring the perpetrators to justice”.
Read the rest: Palestinian Honor Killing.
There has been a 100% rise in honor killings in ‘Palestine’ in the past year.
According to a senior official in the PA Ministry of Women’s Affairs, there has been a 100% rise in the number of Palestinian women murdered in the name of “family honor.” The official also complained that PA leader Abbas has not fulfilled his pledge to change PA law, which currently protects the murderers of women who were killed because of so-called “family honor . . . “
More here: Palestinian Authority Condones Honor Killings as Numbers Double.
No matter what Abbas says or Hamas says or the PA says, or the police say, honor killings will continue due to the misogynistic Islamic culture and belief system which says that women are inferior. See the Koran, Sura 4:34 (Men are superior to women who must obey them) and the Sunna, Bukhari 1, 6, 30 (Women are inferior to men because they are “lacking in intelligence’).