Palestinian women hold up banners reading “No to killing, yes to life” as they demonstrate against “crimes of honor” in Ramallah, Sept. 10, 2005. (photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES/Abbas Momani)
It’s a shame that Allah doesn’t have a law against murdering your daughter
Ramallah, West Bank — Chronicle of a Death Foretold, a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, may be an apt description for the most recent honor killing in the West Bank. The entire village of Deir al-Ghusun in the Tulkarem district was aware of the story of the “foretold death” before it actually occurred.
On Friday, Sept. 20, 51 members of the Zeidan family signed a statement condemning the behavior of a female family member, 33-year-old Thamar Zeidan, for “disgraceful and outrageous acts.”
The statement from the Zeidan family added that the woman’s “repeated behavior … violated God’s law…
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