Palestinian man gives daughter the death penalty for having cell phone
A Gaza man is being held on suspicion he bludgeoned his daughter with an iron chain, cracking her skull in a particularly brutal family "honor killing," two human rights groups said Wednesday, citing police and forensics reports.What a strange religion that finds murder "honorable." Controlling the lives of women is obviously very important to them, but their feat is clearly irrational as are the killings.
The groups' reports said that the assault was triggered by Jawdat Najjar's discovery that his daughter Fadia - a 27-year-old divorced mother of five - owned a cell phone. He suspected she used it to speak to a man outside the family, according to the groups' reports.
Three of the woman's brothers were also detained on suspicion that they acted as accomplices, said the rights groups Mezan and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), citing police and forensics reports. The groups did not say how they obtained the reports.
Fadia Najjar was the 10th victim of a so-called "honor killing" this year in the Palestinian territories and among Arab communities in Israel, according to rights groups.
"It's shocking," said Samir Zakout of Mezan. "But it's not surprising because killers know they won't be punished harshly."
In the West Bank and Gaza, "honor killing" assailants serve between six months and three years in prison, said Mona Shawa of PCHR.