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  11/28/2012, Kislev 14, 5773

15-Year-Old Slain in ‘Honor’ Murder

A 15-year-old girl from the Negev town of Tel Sheva was murdered by her brothers this week in an “honor” killing. The young girl had fled home and was in touch with welfare authorities, but decided to return to her family. She was killed a short time later.

A 24-year-old brother confessed to the killing. Other brothers have been arrested as well.

So-called honor killings are on the rise in PA areas, and continue to take place in Israeli Muslim communities as well.