search

Merav Michaeli slams ‘terrorism’ against women during gender equality cabinet meeting

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli (center) convenes an emergency meeting on violence against women at the Gender Equality Cabinet, June 22, 2022. (Courtesy)
Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli (center) convenes an emergency meeting on violence against women at the Gender Equality Cabinet, June 22, 2022. (Courtesy)

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli convenes an emergency meeting on violence against women at the so-called Gender Equality Cabinet, which she heads.

“The State of Israel is under terrorist attack. There are no other words for it. Four women a week, four women killed in a week is terrorism, plain and simple,” Michaeli says.

“This debate is taking place today because we must start doing more to stop this happening. We must eradicate this terrorism. More than 200,000 women in Israel are victims of violence every year. There are 20 murders every year,” she says. “This is terrorism for all intents and purposes, and it is time to start treating it as such.”

“Unfortunately, we are going to elections which will make it difficult for us to do all the things we started to do, that we intended to do and that we still intend and plan to do,” Michaeli adds.

We have a new, improved comments system. To comment, simply register or sign in.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed