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Palestinian women outraged by marketplace killing

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The brutal killing of a battered wife in front of horrified witnesses in an open-air Bethlehem market prompted angry accusations on Wednesday that Palestinian police and courts ignore violence against women.

Nancy Zaboun, a 27-year-old mother of three, had her throat slashed Monday after seeking a divorce from her abusive husband of 10 years. The husband was arrested at the scene and is the prime suspect, West Bank officials said.

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