Yet another honor killing — the 9th in Gaza since the beginning of 2009. “Rights groups: Gaza man suspected of killing daughter for owning cellphone,” from the Jerusalem Post, July 29 (thanks to M. P.):
A Gaza man is being held on suspicion he bludgeoned his daughter to death with an iron chain because he discovered she owned a cell phone, human rights groups said Wednesday.
The groups added that the victim’s three brother’s were also detained.
The woman, a 27-year-old divorced mother of five, was the 10th victim of a so-called “honor killing” in the Palestinian territories and among Arabs in Israel this year.
Pamela has a great deal more information on this case here.