By Charlotte Littlewood

The battering to death of Israa Ghareeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman, at the hands of her family casued outrage across the Arabic-speaking world. Activists and the youth took to social media to share their anger towards “honour” culture that seeks to “protect” the family name – even by a sickening murder. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram the hashtag “We are Israa Ghareeb” went viral and is being used by activists in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine to raise awareness of honour violence. 

Originally published on ‘The Article’, 2nd September 2019

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