A Palestinian hip-hop group, DAM, released a music video on Tuesday that tackles the issue of honor killing in Palestinian society.
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DAM lead singer Tamer Nafar told a Ramallah news conference the song was written to highlight the phenomena of killing women under the pretext of protecting family honor.
Eleven women were murdered by a close family member in the last 10 months in the West Bank alone, said Soraida Hussein, general director of the Women's Technical Affairs Committee. "We live in a society that is allowing its members to kill each other," she said. "Video is one of the most powerful tools in our effort to bring social change."
The music video was directed by Jackie Salloum and Suhail Nafar of DAM and will be broadcast on the Internet "to ensure the dissemination of its message and initiate debate," said the group.