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        12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

      Abbas to Keep Reduced Sentences for ‘Honor’ Murder


      Palestinian Authority Chairman promised in 2011 that he would change laws that let murderers off with a light sentence if they claimed to have been motivated by the need to defend their “family honor” from the victim’s inappropriate behavior. However, in reality there are no plans to change the law, PA officials told Ma'an news.

      “Why change it? This would cause serious problems,” said Abbas aide Hassan al-Ouri.