Four men have been charged with murdering a 14-year-old Arab girl because she left her home without a chaperone, Israeli prosecutors said last week.
The accused are all relatives of the victim, Fatma Hayb, and are residents of the village of Tuba Zangaria in Upper Galilee.
Prosecutors from Israel’s Northern Region filed the indictment Thursday in Nazareth District Court.
The court documents allege that the victim’s brother, 24-year-old Mustafa Hayb, and three of her cousins — Majed Hayb, 20, Issa Hayb, 20, and Bashar Hayb, 19 — all conspired to kill the girl because she was promiscuous, according to YJNews.com.
The indictment alleges that Bashar and Issa Hayb confronted the young girl on June 12 while she was sitting on her front porch. They allegedly shot her at least eight times with a 9mm pistol.
The charging documents also claim that Mustafa and Majed Hayb had spoken to the girl before and had threatened her because she was leaving her home without permission and wandering the streets without a chaperone. Her brother and Majed Hayb arranged for the other two cousins to get the gun and confront the girl at her home, prosecutors said.