Israel both funds and protects patriarchal sheikhs who in turn encourage honor killing. Actually the Israeli occupation cynically supports and has been supporting the patriarchal system in Palestinian society as a way of extending its occupationalist/colonialist rule. Above all, the Israeli occupation BENEFITS from the fact that Palestinian women are not empowered and do not get the independence of a career and education. In addition Israeli police often fail to protect Palestinian women who seek aid and refuge and return runaway girls to their families. The patriarchal system of the local sheikhs is encouraged because obviously it makes the communities easier to govern.
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from the article: Is the Palestinian Authority doing enough to stop honor killings?