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Monday, October 05, 2009

It was an "honor" crime

I mentioned last week that an Arab woman had strangled her sleeping 16-year old daughter in Hebron, but I wasn't sure if it was an "honor killing."

It turns out that, the Palestinian Independent Commission of Human Rights has determined that mom did indeed kill her daughter for reasons of "family honor."

The monthly report also mentions that on September 18, a homemade rocket exploded in Rafah, injuring two people.

Other human rights violations include Hamas still refusing to issue proper travel documents to Gazans who would otherwise be able to travel to the West Bank.