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Femicide in Israel

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Femicide is one kind of homicide that refers to the intentional murder of women because of their gender. The chapter provides an introduction to what femicide is and its status globally. Then it explains the state of femicide and the types of killings in Israel, including so-called honor killings among the Arab population in Israel. Next, it presents empirical data from the findings from a longitudinal study of femicide in Israel over a decade (2006–2015) and the 2020 and 2021 reports of the recently established Israel Observatory on Femicide (IOF), established in line with directives from the United Nations. Finally, it discusses the rise in femicide in Israel during COVID-19 and the lockdown and shows that there has been a reduction in the number of femicides committed in Israel in 2021 after the strict COVID regulations were relaxed.

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Weil, S. (2023). Femicide in Israel. In: Kumaraswamy, P.R. (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of Israel. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

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    Femicide in Israel
    02 August 2022