Since the Israeli government coalition now includes an Arab party, we have daily reports of murder in the Arab sector and calls to stop this.
It used to be their problem. What Jews would risk their lives to police Arab cities where Jews could not walk around safely because of Jew-hatred?
Recently, a Muslim woman in her forties decided to convert to Christianity. She divorced her husband and cut off all contact with her children. But, when the former dies, she tries to reconnect to her children. Upon which one, allegedly, decides to murder her, and succeeds.
Yes, that is murder ‘in the Arab sector,’ but it is more than that. It’s not just a fight between men, rival families, or criminal settling of scores.
It’s the ultimate terrorism in which male family members, who are supposed to protect the women in the family, instead, kill them.
Yes, almost all murderers are men. But when female family members are murdered in cold blood, it doesn’t matter if the killer hated her for her too modern looks, her modern clothing, her job and economic freedom, her circle of friends, her partner, her sexuality, or her religion. In all cases, this is the total disrespect of women as autonomous and priceless people.
I can’t be too harsh about the outlet just taking this as inter-Arab violence. It took a whole day for another news channel to report. (A revision of the first report added a token sentence about how few women are killed in Arab communities. It still didn’t specify those slain by male close family. And it misidentified Arab communities as outside Israeli territory.)