Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

31 Palestinian women (mostly under the age of 18) were murdered in so-called honor killings last year.

The victims, most of whom were under the age of 18, were killed by family members for perceived sexual misconduct that brought shame to the family, although in most cases the girls had been sexually abused or raped by relatives.

According to Social Welfare Ministry officials and women's organizations, there has been a significant rise in violence against women and cases of incest in recent months. The ministry is working to open shelters for victims of violence and sexual abuse.

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