An “honour killing”

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Reported “honour killing” of a Palestinian woman by her brother causes outrage. Other recent examples. Israa Gharib (or Ghurayib), a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from Beit Sahour near Bethlehem (clearly Muslim although none of the reports say so outright), was reportedly killed on 22 August. Not all the facts are clear, but it appears that she had posted a video on social media showing herself and her fiancĂ©, which was regarded by her relatives as having dishonoured the family. Her father ordered her brother Ihab, a Canadian resident, to beat her. …

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