Another West Bank "Honor" Killing

(Knight Ridder/Arizona Republic) Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - � � Rofayda Qaoud - raped by her brothers and impregnated - refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the unwed teenager a razor with which to slit her wrists. � � So her mother killed her, a crime repeated almost weekly among Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Israel. � � Victims' rights groups say the number of "honor crimes" appears to be climbing.

2003-11-19 00:00:00

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