The optimist

Nabila Espanioly has struggled for years to promote peace, reconciliation, women’s empowerment and childhood development; she sat down with the ‘Post’ to discuss her activism.

November 20, 2014 14:23
Nabila Espanioly

Activist Nabila Espanioly. (photo credit: Courtesy)

On Saturday, October 25 Buseina Abu Ghanem, a 31-year-old mother of six was shot to death while sitting in her car in Ramle.

She was the 10th Arab woman from the same extended family, including her sister and stepmother, to be murdered in the city since 2005. She had been photographed with MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) not long before, but this had meant nothing to her killers. Nabila Espanioly, a longtime activist for Hadash who is set to take up a seat in the Knesset early next year, is an outspoken critic of the public’s use of the term “honor killings” for these murders of women by family members.


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