Thursday, January 17, 2008


Woman and child killed in Gaza - but not by Israel (ELDER OF ZIYON)

From Ma'an:

Palestinian police affiliated to the Hamas-run government announced on Thursday morning the death two teenagers in two separate incidents of weapons misuse in Gaza City.

Sources in the Gazan police said that Hamza Al-Arqan was killed and his brother was injured when
 gunmen were shooting into the air during a wedding party in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood in Gaza City.

Separately, nineteen-year-old Nawal As-Sarhi from the Zeitoun neighborhood was killed when a gunshot slipped mistakenly while she was 
playing with her father's pistol, police said.
A nineteen year old woman "playing" with a pistol? From past news items plus the fact that Hamas released this information, an honor killing sounds more likely.

Ma'an Arabic refers to the boy as a "child".

1 comment:

ERS said...

Seems a bit fishy to me. Maybe it was a dishonor suicide?

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"