Gaza police have arrested family members over the deaths of two Palestinian teenage girls, one of them the victim of a suspected “honor” killing, an official said Monday.
The girl’s father had “beat her days before her death,” police spokesman Ayyub Abu Shaar said.
The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights said a post-mortem showed signs of “torture” all over the girl’s body as well as signs of untreated gangrene from years of physical abuse.
The rights watchdog said the girl was 17.
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Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense