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Palestinians charge 3 relatives with murder in woman's death

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 2. 2019 file photo, a Palestinian woman chants slogans during a rally in front of the Prime Minister's office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib said that three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death of Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old woman, in a suspected honor killing. Protesters demanding justice in the case said they were satisfied with the charges.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian attorney general says three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death of a 21-year-old woman in a suspected honor killing.

Israa Ghrayeb, a makeup artist from a village near Bethlehem, died last month after being hospitalized with severe wounds. Friends and women's rights activists suspect her male relatives assaulted her over a video shared online that purportedly showed her out with a man who had proposed to her.

Attorney General Akram al-Khatib on Thursday said three of Ghrayeb's relatives will be charged but ruled out honor killing as a motive.

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Protesters demanding justice in the case said they were satisfied with the charges.

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Palestinian women's groups say 18 women were killed this year in domestic violence disputes. Many of the cases are suspected honor killings.

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