Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Its About Time: Honor Killings Now Classified as "Murder" by the Palestinian Authority

According to an article published today in Ma'an Palestinian ministers voted to alter the penal code on "family honor" killings, upgrading the crime to murder.

"No one can take the law into his own hands," the cabinet said, adding that they agreed to the change "to ensure that the principles of equality and justice are in line with the Palestinian Basic Law, the Declaration of Independence, and the Palestinian Authority's commitment to national conventions and international treaties."

Its about time. Will this be enforced? We can only hope so.

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