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Domestic Violence: Israel
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Domestic violence, a subset of gender violence, refers to family-based sexual abuse, battering of women, and “ honor killings.” Researchers and activists point to intergenerational transmission of violence, political and economic hardship, gendered structural inequality, and/or patriarchal proprietary objectification of women as keys to domestic violence.

The location of Muslims within Israeli society helps to contextualize this complex phenomenon. Between 1948 and 1966, Palestinian Arab citizens (including Muslims, Christians, and Druze) …

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Adelman, Madelaine, “Domestic Violence: Israel”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075f>
First published online: 2009

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