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Gaza: “Honor Killing” of 12 Year Old Girl

Al-Quds news reports on an alleged “honor killing” in Gaza on August 15, 2010, according to the following Google English Translation of the Al-Quds news report:

“Police found the Ministry of the Interior in the deposed government led by “Hamas” movement in the Gaza Strip yesterday morning on a child of 12-year-old hanged and hung in a tree in the courtyard of her family’s home in the town of Qarara north-east of Khan Yunis in the southern sector.”

“Police began investigating the murder of the girl child that her body was transferred to Nasser hospital in the city, to see if they committed suicide or hanged.And raised the murder of innocent child a great discontent in the sector, especially in the month of Ramadan.  Abound in the sector female homicide against the backdrop of allegation to tarnish the “family honor”. Alleges that the families of murdered often they committed suicide to avoid falling under the law, knowing that the death sentence against the background of “family honor” of between six months to three years.”