"First beaten then hung her 21-year-old pregnant but unmarried daughter on a makeshift gallows...."
Under the guise of upholding family honor, a Palestinian mother has reportedly turned herself over to authorities in the killing of her mentally disabled daughter, as reported by The Israeli National News on Sept. 17, 2013.
A yet to be identified Arab woman reportedly turned herself over to Palestinian Authority (PA) police in the West Bank village of Yattah, south of the historic city of Hebron.
The mother confessed to police that she had first beaten then hung her 21-year-old pregnant but unmarried daughter on a makeshift gallows.
It has not been released to the public if the daughter died quickly of a snapped neck or slowly strangled to death.
Also unreleased was how far the murdered woman was in her pregnancy.
Muslim culture in many regions dictate the father and brothers up the responsibility of scrubbing clean any perceived black marks on the family honor by killing the offending parties.
Once home to a sizable Arab-Christian minority, the southern West Bank region is now almost exclusively Muslim, where the PA grants leniency for murders committed in a "state of rage," while placing a maximum prison sentence of six months for so-called honor killings.
Not exclusive to the Muslim World, there have been a number of honor killings in the United States, best known was the 2009 slaying of Noor al-Maleki (photo, above) of Peoria, Arizona at the hands of her own father.
The now imprisoned father defended killing his child by running over her with his Jeep due to her "becoming too Westernized."