Is the Palestinian Authority doing enough to stop honor killings?

12.06.2011                      10.Siwan, 5771                      

Ehrenmord:

Is the Palestinian Authority doing enough to stop honor killings?

Mahmoud Abbas recently announced his intent to crack down on those who murder women to preserve 'family honor.' But women's advocacy groups say the legal changes he proposes are too little and too late.

On May 7, the remains of a woman's body were found in a well, three kilometers from the village of Surif, northwest of Hebron. A quick examination by Palestinian police found that the victim was Ayah Barad'iyya, a 21-year-old English major at Hebron University. Her parents had complained to the police about her disappearance 13 months earlier….