US Companies Celebrate Women’s Day in Palestine
So yesterday March 8 2014, rather than the Palestinian women raising their voices to scream for their rights at the entrance of the Palestinian presidency headquarters in Ramallah, demanding changes in the disgusting and anachronistic family laws which discriminate heavily between men and women in Palestine, some women gathered at the Grand Hotel to watch a silly fashion show with high heels, backless dresses, strange make up, hair styles and hear the propaganda of these US zionists companies who will enslave them in due time.
In 2014 three Palestinian women were killed in Ramallah and Hebron, and another three were killed in the Gaza Strip. On 4 March 2014, a lawyer killed his wife in Ramallah after some month of marriage. He kicked her to death after a minor argument. Another body of a Palestinian woman was found near Ramallah on February 2 2014, a third woman was killed in Hebron, and of the three women who were killed in the Gaza Strip in 2014 no further details are known.
The reason for the high numbers of “honor killings” has to do with the policies of the Palestinian Authority and the exploitation of the women who work in its institutions, women who are abused sexually by superiors and co-workers, putting their lives in big danger due to the tradition of “honor killings” in traditional Palestinian society.In the West Bank and Gaza there are no laws that forbid women from being murdered or prosecute their murderers. The Palestinian Authority applies the Jordanian Penal Code in the West Bank towns. The Jordanian law is considered as a discriminatory law, it reduces the penalty for the murderer when he perpetrates his crime under the pretext of “issues of honor”.“Honor” has become a justification for murdering women and protecting the murderers, as well keeping the power in the hands of the men who lead the society and impeding women from reaching power. This is a clear threat for all women who seek equality with men in their rights.