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Palestinian women demand legal protection after suspected 'honour killing' of Israa Ghrayeb

Palestinian women marched in solidarity with Israa Ghrayeb [Getty]

Date of publication: 2 September, 2019

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Hundreds of Palestinian women went out to protest against femicides and 'honour killings' after Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was killed last week.
Hundreds of Palestinian women have taken to the streets to protest in front of the prime minister's office in Ramallah to demand an investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman whom many suspect was the victim of a so-called 'honour killing'.

Israa Ghrayeb died last week after being hospitalised with severe injuries after being allegedly beaten by her male relatives.

Friends and women's rights groups say her male relatives attacked her over a video shared online that purportedly showed her out with a man who had proposed to her.

Read more: #WeAreIsraa: Outrage as Palestinian woman 'tortured to death' in honour killing

The family claim she jumped from a balcony of their home after being "possessed by demons."

The protesters on Monday called for tougher laws protecting women.

The protest was organised by Manar Raji, 19, from Beit Sahour, who said she called the protest to draw attention to femicides.

"From Beit Sahour to the leaders of our government, we need laws to protect women!", the demonstrators chanted.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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