Israa Ghrayeb: Murder charges for Palestinian ‘honour killing’

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Image caption There were protests in Ramallah following Israa Ghrayeb’s death

Relatives of a Palestinian woman whose death was labelled an honour killing by activists have been charged with her murder.

Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was beaten to death by three relatives, the West Bank’s chief prosecutor alleges.

She suffered “severe respiratory failure” due to complications from injuries caused by “torture and abuse” and died in hospital on 22 August.

The family of Ms Ghrayeb say that she had a stroke before her death.

Attorney General Akram al-Khatib said Ms Ghrayeb was admitted to hospital earlier in August with multiple injuries. However, police were not informed at the time.