Brothers arrested over string of recent 'honor killings' in Lod

Publication Date: 
October 24, 2010


Two brothers from Ramle, Ramadan and Khaled Musrati, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of involvement in four recent murders in the city of Lod.

Honour Crimes Shame the World - Robert Fisk

Publication Date: 
September 7, 2010
The Independent
Robert Fisk


It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'. Nor is the problem confined to the Middle East: the contagion is spreading rapidly.

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A resident of Beit J'an and warden in the Israel Prison Service is suspected of killing his daughter by shooting her in the head.

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Ramallah – Ma’an – Palestinian police said on Monday they arrested a 24-year-old who allegedly killed his aunt, whose body was found in the West Bank city of Ramallah six days ago.

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Bethlehem – Ma’an – A woman was killed on Monday morning in the Gaza Strip in the fourth killing related to so-called “family” honor in the last week.

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An Israeli Arab man was indicted on Sunday after police learned that he solicited his 16-year-old son to murder the boy's 21-year-old sister for bringing shame on the family with her "immodest" attire

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Father accused of soliciting son to murder sister

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A Palestinian woman died after her father buried her alive claiming he wanted to preserve the "family honor." The father, in his seventies, turned himself in and admitted to killing his 24-year-old divorced daughter.

After investigating the crime scene, the police discovered that the woman’s father had tied her arms and legs and muzzled her before burying her alive. According to press reports on Monday, the coroner was to examine the body to determine whether the woman was also beaten before her death.