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Are men getting away with murder in Gaza?

As more and more women die in Gaza in honor killings or in what are reported to be accidents, some are calling for tougher sanctions against the perpetrators.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fatima Abu Mahdi, 17, who lived in the Nuseirat Camp in central Gaza, was killed Jan. 19 in her house after a bullet hit her in the head. A Hamas-affiliated police spokesman in Gaza, Ayman al-Batniji, told Al-Monitor, “According to preliminary investigations, the family reported that Fatima’s brother killed her by mistake with a bullet that was fired while he was cleaning his gun.” Batniji said the investigation was ongoing.

There have been a number of recent cases where women were killed by a family member in the Gaza Strip, with the listed causes ranging from gun accidents to honor killings.

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