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December 11, 2013 9:56 am

Rise in ‘Honor’ Killings Among Palestinian Arabs

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Women wearing the Hamas headband. Photo: Kimdime.

Reuters – A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is a crime scene – testament to a practice so sensitive that it is spoken of only in whispers.

One night in late November, Rasha Abu Ara, a 32-year-old mother of five, was beaten to death and strung from a gnarled tree branch as a gruesome badge of “family honor” restored.

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