Over the course of six years these women said nothing out of fear. Now they are speaking out. Good for them.
Abu-Ghanem women speak out against serial ‘honor killings’. The murder of Hamda Abu-Ghanem, whose bullet-riddled body was found in mid-January at her parents’ house in Ramle, surprised nobody. As police set about their investigation, everyone was aware that the victim’s brother had been threatening to kill her, and that long before the murder, she had taken refuge in a battered women’s shelter.It was a typical “honor killing,” meant to remove some perceived stain on the family’s reputation.
The perpetrators of most honor killings in the Arab community are not apprehended. Hamda’s murder, however….read more