Several hundreds, Palestinians and Israeli Jews, marched today in Jaffa, protesting the surge of violence targeting women. The latest victim, Huda Khil, a mother of four, was murdered by her brother in front of relatives earlier this week in Jaffa. Palestinian women are doubly vulnerable to domestic violence as the police remains indifferent to threats made against them and to the proliferation of guns in impoverished and marginalized Palestinian communities.
Protesters, including MK Haneen Zoabi and Ahmad Tibi, marched along al-Hilweh / Yefet street, the main thoroughfare in the Ajami quarter, demanding freedom, equality and protection from violence.

Protesting violence against women

Several hundreds, Palestinians and Israeli Jews, marched today in Jaffa, protesting the surge of violence targeting women. The latest victim, Huda Khil, a mother of four, was murdered by her brother in front of relatives earlier this week in Jaffa. Palestinian women are doubly vulnerable to domestic violence as the police remains indifferent to threats…