- May 2, 2007
Cases of women being beaten by family members, are common in the Gaza strip and the west Bank. Women murdered for family honour are seldom reported. Most women who are murdered are buried by members of their family in secret, and their deaths are not reported to any official body. The palestinian media also refrain from reporting on this, for the sake of family honour. Gay palestinians are often arrested and tortured. Men in the palestinian controlled areas are free to divorce at will and have multiple wives, while women find it almost impossible to get a divorce. Torture, by the palestinian authority and Hamas, of palestinian detainees is widespread. Now in light of all that why is there so much support for the palestinian cause?