Human Rights organizations said Wednesday a Palestinian woman was tortured and killed by her father in order to maintain 'family honor'.
Eadia al-Najar, 27, was killed at home in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp for talking to someone on her cell phone when her father, Jawdat al-Najar, grew suspicious that she might be having an illegitimate relation.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Al Mezan said in statements on their websites, citing police sources that the woman’s father confessed last Friday that he had killed his daughter the night before.
Medical sources told the organizations that Fadia’s body showed evidence of torture and that her skull was fractured after being hit with an iron chain.
According to the organizations, Fadia is the ninth victim of an honor crime in the West Bank and Gaza this year.