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The Israel Observatory
on femicide (IOF) 

The Israel Observatory on Femicide (IOF) monitors the murder of women in Israel because of their gender. 

It collects quantitative and qualitative data in order to eradicate the phenomenon.

The Israel Observatory on Femicide condemns in the strongest possible terms the barbaric femicide of women and girls in Israel at the hands of Hamas terrorists. This includes rape, murder and atrocities perpetrated against women, the beheading of children in front of their mothers, and the kidnapping of women, babies, and elderly women, all of which are unspeakable crimes against humanity. We pray for peace: for the return of all those abducted, the safe return of the soldiers from the front lines and the end to this terrible war.

OP-ED: "Femicide and Hamas" | Jerusalem Post, 17 October 2023

IOF News


"Domestic violence rates nearly doubled since Oct. 7. Eight women were murdered in 2024"
Times of Israel | 8.01.2024 

Annual Report 2023

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The rate of femicide in Israel increased exponentially after the terrible events of 7 October 2023.

Selected Publications

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Femicide in Israel: In: P R Kumaraswamy (Ed.)

Shalva Weil,

Palgrave Macmillan, 2023. 



Female Geronticide: The Case of Israel

Shalva Weil, Noam S. Keshet,

Journal of Gender Studies, 2021.


Recent Victims


Marina Malinovsky, 32, Was beaten to death, her body was left in an alleyway.



Sumia, Amas, 33, was beaten to death by her husband who buried her body. 


Nabila Sandin Bayadsa, 42, was found shot at the entrance to her home.  Is
this femicide?



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