by Alison Buckholtz

How Battered Women Are Threatening Palestinian Culture

It was the morning after the Muslim feast of El-Adha, and Hanan, a 50-year-old mother of five from northern Israel, had done everything an Arab wife was supposed to do. The dishes were washed and put away. The table was set for breakfast. Even the children’s shoes stood in line by the door, waiting for the day to begin.

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