Relatives of Israa Ghrayeb charged after suspected 'honour killing'

Relatives of Palestinian Israa Ghrayeb charged with her death after suspected 'honour killing'
1 min read
12 September, 2019
Israa Ghrayeb, 21, died after being allegedly beaten by her male relatives for posting a video on social media with her soon-to-be fiancé.
Israa Ghrayeb was an aspiring makeup artist [Twitter]

The Palestinian Authority attorney general said three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death of a 21-year-old woman in a suspected honour killing.

Israa Ghrayeb, a make-up artist from a village near Bethlehem, died last month after being hospitalised with severe wounds.

Friends and women's rights activists suspect her male relatives assaulted her over a video shared online that purportedly showed her out with a man who had proposed to her.

Read more: Making sense of Israa Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Attorney General Akram al-Khatib on Thursday said three of Ghrayeb's relatives will be charged but ruled out honour killing as a motive.

Protesters demanding justice in the case said they were satisfied with the charges.

Palestinian women's groups say 18 women were killed this year in domestic violence disputes. Many of the cases are suspected honour killings.

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