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Posted in: Islamic Gender & Religious Apartheid, Honor Killings

Published on Sep 18, 2018 by Elder of Ziyon

Written for Elderofziyon.blogspot.com

Honor killing in Gaza - but Western "feminist" critics of Israel remain silent


A Palestinian woman was killed on Tuesday by her father in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.

Police spokesman Ayman al-Batniji said that Raeda al-Akhras, 42, was suffocated by her father, Mohammed Salem Al-Akhras, to protect his family's "honor."

There are many such murders of women in the Palestinian controlled areas every year, some explicitly said to be for "honor" and many more where the motivation is not explicitly admitted but invariably the murders are done by male relatives of the victim.

It is hard to imagine a more anti-female crime than honor killings. Yet Western feminists, who are overwhelmingly anti-Israel, will never talk about these crimes.

The notable exception is Phyllis Chesler, the only prominent feminist who is as consistent in her positions about crimes against women in the Middle East as she is about similar crimes in the West. (I read a recent book of hers about this very topic, a collection of articles she has written over the years, and it is amazing how Western media minimizes these crimes even when done in the West by Muslims.)

Why are the other feminists silent?

Apparently, their hate for Israel is so deep that they feel that sacrificing a couple of generations of Palestinian women is a worthwhile trade-off for their unrelenting focus on supposed Israeli crimes.


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