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.”This brings our count of PalArab victims of PalArab violence this year up to 198; 16 of them women.
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.
Time to show that PalArab peace flag again: