Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Man kills sister in Gaza in an "honor killing"

From PCHR:
On Tuesday morning, 9 May 2007, the Palestinian police arrested ‘Alaa’ ‘Owaida after he had murdered his sister in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah allegedly to save “ his family honor.”

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 02:00 on Tuesday, 9 May 2007, the police arrived at a house in Tal al-Sultan neighborhood in the west of Rafah after receiving information that a woman was killed for “family honor.” The police found the body of Khawla Ahmed ‘Owaida, 35, inside the house. She was killed by a gunshot to the head. Her brother, 32-year-old ‘Alaa’, confessed committing the crime to save his “family honor,” and the police arrested him.
This brings our count of PalArab victims of PalArab violence this year up to 198; 16 of them women.

Time to show that PalArab peace flag again:

UPDATE: A 32-year old. Salim Al-Sharabi, shot dead in Nablus by those "unknown gunmen." 199.

Also a clan clash in Gaza; 9 injured, one critical.