A Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member called for immediate approval of a law that would institute harsher sentences for honor killings.
Hanan Ashrawi’s statement, which was released Saturday, followed the alleged killing of a 15-year-old girl by her father and a 17-year-old girl by her brother, Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported.
Ashrawi said 28 women were killed in 2013 due to the lack of protective legislation and legal accountability.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense