Thursday, March 12, 2009

Possible "honor killing" in West Bank

From Ma'an:
A young man from the West Bank town of Habla, south of Qalqiya, strangled his younger sister to death on Wednesday night before handing himself in to the police.

Qalqiliya police said the body of the 18-year-old girl in Habla. The police said that the 21-year-old suspect went to the police station in Qalqiliya and confessed to the killing.
Of course, the reason he did this must have been because of the "occupation," according to Amnesty International.

Together with a student being stabbed to death yesterday and a Gaza man being stabbed to death on Monday, the 2009 PalArab self-death count is now at 53.