A man has confessed to strangling his 23-year-old sister to death in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Friday, police told a rights group…
Police told PCHR … one of her brothers confessed to strangling her to protect “family honor.”
According to a 2011 survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, some 73.6 percent of never-married women in Gaza have been exposed to violence by a family member.
Of these women, 92.4 percent were sexually abused and 71.2 percent were physically abused.
My Two Cents
I know, okay?
I know I should expect such reports by now and that I should be used to the world’s silence and hypocrisy.
But I just can’t – I just can’t accept that people can claim to be human rights activists when railing against Israel while completely whitewashing such gross violations of women’s rights in Palestinian society.
And those are only the non-married women – 90% of married Palestinian women have acknowledged being victims of abuse.
I just -