Palestinians have seen a noticeable increase in the number of ‘honor’ killings this year.

Palestinians have seen a noticeable increase in the number of ‘honor’ killings this year. So far this year, 27 women (at least) have been killed. Soraida Hussein, whose rights group Muntada tallied this year’s killings, said the practice also has deep roots.

“There is no balance in power relations between the genders. There is a patriarchal mentality…as always, the force and pressure in society is transferred from the strong to the weak,” she said.

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