Friday, August 24, 2012

Now, THIS is an "honor killing!"

From Ma'an:
Unidentified gunmen killed a 43-year-old man in Gaza days after his release from jail, local sources said Thursday.

The man was jailed after confessing to raping his 16-year-old daughter. Police had launched an investigation after the man's daughter gave birth to a daughter.

He was in jail awaiting a trial, but was released on Aug. 16 along with 98 other prisoners as a gesture by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to celebrate the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr.

Days later, a group of gunmen dragged him from his home in the Nuseirat refugee camp and killed him on the outskirts of the camp, local sources told Ma'an.

The assailants then called the police who took the body for burial, the sources said.
Arabic media says that the father took advantage of his naive daughter and repeatedly raped her whenever his wife was away from the house. When she became pregnant, he did not let her go to a doctor; only when she was in labor did her mother take her to the hospital and find out the truth.

While this is hardly indicative of a functioning justice system in Gaza, at least in this "honor killing" it is the rapist who was killed, not the victim.