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Femicide

According to the Women's Studies Center, 23 women have been killed in 2021.

A collage of photos of Sabreen Khweireh, who was murdered by her husband on November 22nd, 2021. (Source: Facebook)

Jerusalem24 – Yesterday evening, the 16 days of anti-violence against women was launched in Bethlehem. Earlier this week, Sabreen Khweira, from the village of Kafr Nima, Ramallah District, was stabbed to death by her husband Monday.

Juma al-Tayeh, the uncle of the victim, said that his niece was taking shelter before she was killed in the home of her husband’s family, who was recently released from prison after being imprisoned for 40 days on drug trafficking charges. Al-Tayeh, pointed out that the victim had previously stayed in her family’s house for a long time and had only recently returned to her husband’s family home, which is adjacent to the house of her husband.

In an interview with 24FM, Al-Tayeh said that that the killer threatened his wife by saying that he would kill her 11-year-old child if she did not meet him at his house. When she arrived, he committed his crime, and not only that; but he also disfigured her corpse.

This crime shook the Palestinian community. Despite that, everything thrown in Sabreen’s way led to her death. She was trying to get a divorce, and had begun the proceedings however the delay in the judicial authorities prevented that. But also, the

According to the Palestine Report in UN Women’s International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), 50 per cent of Palestinian women and 63 per cent of Palestinian men agreed that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.

According to Saama Eweida, of the Women’s Studies Center, 23 women have been killed in 2021.

Violence against women is a global crisis. Some men will jump and say, but more men than women are killed. True. But those men are not killed because they are men. They are not killed because of their gender or sex, unlike women who are.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, we speak to Saama Eweida, the General Director of the Women’s Studies Center, about the increasing number of murders committed against women by men.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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