WIZO: 19 women killed in 2012

November 25, 2012 05:14


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As part of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which takes place on Sunday, WIZO has released its annual figures on violence against women in Israel.

According to the data – collected annually from November to November – 19 women were killed by family members in 2012 in Israel, compared to 24 in 2011, a 26 percent decrease.

Out of the 19 victims, five were Jewish, four were Arab, six were Ethiopian, one was from the former Soviet Union, one from the Philippines and one an Eritrean refugee.

The organization also made clear that the numbers do not include many failed murder attempts that have occurred during the year.

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