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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Increase in West Bank "honor killings"

Firas Press quotes a women's legal advocacy group as saying that so far this year, 7 women have been murdered in the West Bank with five of them likely to have been killed for reasons of "family honor."

This is interesting, not only because this is a huge increase for the past seven weeks, but also because the Palestinian Arab media I monitor did not mention this many deaths. So far this year I only saw 4 women murdered in the territories; if these numbers are correct it indicates that many murders of women are simply not being reported in the Arab media.

Almost as if it isn't newsworthy.