Thursday, May 25, 2006

Where Are They?

And where are the bleeding-heart liberals who lambast Israel when these things continue to occur?

Horrified eyewitnesses alerted Ramle police Tuesday evening to a stabbing underway in the parking lot behind the city's Bank Hapoalim branch. Within a minute of the report, a patrol car arrived on the scene to find a young woman covered in blood, an apparent victim of what is known as a 'family honor killing'.

The two police officers called for reinforcements from both police and MDA, and while one set out in pursuit of a man seen fleeing the scene, the second police officer remained with the mortally wounded young woman, a 24-year-old resident of the city. Attempts to resuscitate the young woman failed, and she was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives continued the searches for the suspect in a nearby wooded area, where they saw and arrested a young man with blood-soaked clothing who had attempted to flee. During the initial questioning, the suspect acknowledged that the young woman was his sister, and admitting to committing the murder, Yifrach said. The 27-year-old suspect was already known to the police and has a criminal record.

Police sources within the Shfela Subdistrict said that the murder was believed to be an 'honor killing,' a phenomenon in Arab communities in which women are murdered by their relatives because the family believes that the woman's actions have besmirched the family honor.

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