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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Another "honor killing" in Gaza, plus a few more Arabs killing Arabs

The poor, downtrodden Palestinian Arabs who, everyone agrees, deserve their own state, keep on killing - each other.

But not to worry - the latest murderer was a policeman, so it was all OK.
On Tuesday noon, 22 August 2006, a woman was killed in the central Gaza Strip allegedly to protect family honor.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 13:00 on Tuesday, 22 August 2006, Faiza ‘Eid Abu Sawawin, 35, from al-Hasaina area in the west of Nusairat refugee camp, was brought dead to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. She was hit by several live bullets throughout the body. According to sources of the Attorney-General office in the central Gaza Strip, the victim’s brother, who is a member of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service and lives in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, shot her dead allegedly to protect his family honor.

It is so good to see that the rule of law reigns supreme in Gaza after Israeli withdrawal.

Since my last PalArab death count posting, we can add the unfortunately late Ms. Sawawin, as well as:
So our running total of Palestinian Arabs dead since the Israeli incursion in late June now stands at: 62. (I am certain that others have died from injuries mentioned in PCHR, but they never update the totals, so the number is definitely higher.)

More than the number of civilians killed in Jenin and Qana combined!

Is all Arab life equally sacred? Apparently not - those Arabs killed by Jews in a defensive war are "martyrs" and worth a fortune in propaganda, as well as a literal fortune in compensation to their families from other Arab countries.

And those Arabs murdered by other Arabs are worthless, not even worthy of being mentioned in local Palestinian Arab English-language newspapers.