PA Attorney: Israa Ghrayeb Relatives Charged With Murder

Published September 13th, 2019 - 06:29 GMT
Palestinian women protest in support of women’s rights outside the prime minister’s office in the West Bank city of Ramallah (AFP)
Palestinian women protest in support of women’s rights outside the prime minister’s office in the West Bank city of Ramallah (AFP)

The Palestinian Authority attorney general said three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death of a 21-year-old woman in a suspected honour killing.

Israa Ghrayeb, a make-up artist from a village near Bethlehem, died last month after being hospitalised with severe wounds.

Friends and women's rights activists suspect her male relatives assaulted her over a video shared online that purportedly showed her out with a man who had proposed to her.
 

Attorney General Akram al-Khatib on Thursday said three of Ghrayeb's relatives will be charged but ruled out honour killing as a motive.

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Protesters demanding justice in the case said they were satisfied with the charges.

Palestinian women's groups say 18 women were killed this year in domestic violence disputes. Many of the cases are suspected honour killings.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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