Thursday, August 19, 2010

A death in Gaza: the Murder of Jabriyeh Abu Kanas

Its like a scene out of Salem in the 1600's.

Jabriyeh Abu Kanas, an elderly women in Gaza has been executed for ...wait for it....witchcraft. Come on, Gaza- that's so...300 years ago!

The woman, Jabriyeh Abu Kanas, had been accused by neighbors of practicing witchcraft. The accusations were reported to Hamas . Before Kanas could face her accusers, a vigilante gunned Kanas down in her own garden, right in front of her husband.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemned the murder in an interview with Palestinian Authority media. A police investigation was under way.

Hamas has imposed several restrictions on Gaza residents aimed at increasing observance of its strict interpretation of Sharia law.

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