For Israeli Women Who Killed Their Abusive Husbands, Prison Feels Safer Than Home

Social worker Tamar Dahan helps women convicted of murdering abusive husbands and has brought about the early release of many of them from prison. She tells Haaretz why she doesn’t consider her clients murderers and what must be done to avert new cases

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Tamar Dahan
Tamar DahanCredit: Hadas Parush
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Dalal Daoud after her release from jail in June, 2019, after serving 18 years of a 24-year sentence for murder. Credit: Meged Gozani
Neve Tirtza, a women’s prison.Credit: Meged Gozani



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