Arab Woman Survives Brother's Bullets

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CBNNews.com - In what can only be described as divine intervention, a 19-year old Israeli Arab woman survived two bullets to her head.

Returning to her home in the Israeli Arab village of Na'ura, near Afula in the lower Galilee, late Tuesday evening, she was met by her 24-year-old brother, who had been planning the "honor" killing for some time. He opened fire at point blank range.

Instead of penetrating her skill, the bullets shattered on impact. Feigning death while her brother brutally kicked her to make sure she was dead, she heard him phone emergency services and say, "I just shot my sister."

Though he failed to kill her, his family praised him for his sincere effort.

In Muslim culture, male relatives are duty bound to kill a female perceived to have brought shame on her family, which can be anything from refusing an arranged marriage, wanting a divorce, talking with a man or even being a victim of sexual assault.

According to Afula Police Chief Deputy Commander Orly Malka, family members who knew of his intentions and aided in planning the incident will also be arrested and charged with attempted murder.

"He simply stole a gun, fired a number of shots, kicked her and stopped when he thought she was dead," Malka told The Jerusalem Post.

According to the police chief, little has changed in this kind of brutality against Arab women in her district.

"There has been a constant that hasn't changed in 100 years," she said.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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