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West Bank murder smashed the lie of ‘honor killings’ FEATURE 08/06/2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

West Bank murder smashed the lie of ‘honor killings’

FEATURE

08/06/2011
SURIF — Aya’s remains were found bound, decomposed at the bottom of a well more than a year after she vanished without a trace, leaving her family beside themselves with worry.

The university student’s disappearance in April 2010 left her relatives increasingly ostracized in their southern West Bank village, an area known for its deeply conservative traditions and morals.

Neighbors assumed the worst — that their daughter had run away with a lover.

But the mystery was solved in May when police found her bones several miles from the family home in Surif, northwest of the city of Hebron — and triggered an unprecedented public outcry..... MORE

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