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Isra2 murder in WB: Demonstration for legal protection of women


The horrendous killing on August 22 of young West Bank woman, Isra’ Gharib, highlighted the case of domestic violence. Activists mentioned that Isra’ was battered by her male relatives after she posted Instagram video in which she poses with her future husband. Isra’s family has reportedly denied the girl’s accusations, alleging that she "suffered a severe psychological condition and died of a stroke after she fell in the yard". On the subject, the Palestinian Public Prosecution announced in a statement yesterday, that investigations have reached an advanced stage, pointing to the arrest of three suspects in order to break down the events of the past three months and ensuing injuries. Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Wednesday calling for the legal protection of women. They hoisted banners which read: ‘We are all Isra’’, ‘My body is mine’ and ‘I don’t need your guardianship or your honor…’. Similarly, the General Union of Palestinian Women and feminist associations pointed out that at least 18 Palestinian girls and women have been killed this year by members of their families. (Al Diyar, September 6, 2019)

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