As Order Slides, Palestinian Women Face Honor KillingsQuicklink submitted by Barbara Peterson Permalink
|A man who admits to murdering a female relative for reasons of honor can be sentenced to as little as six months in jail. Palestinians say that policy is based on an old Jordanian law, which still holds in the West Bank: Article 341 considers murder a legitimate act of defense when the killer acts 'in defense of his life or his honor.'|
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