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Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6

The Narrative of Arab Palestinian Battered Women in Israel

Ola Kattoura*

University of Otago, New Zealand

*Corresponding Author: Ola Kattoura, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Received: January 02, 2023; Published: May 25, 2023


Domestic violence is the most common form of violence against women worldwide. Despite abundant literature on this social problem, there is a shortage of research in Arab countries and among Arab women who are citizens of Israel. This article draws from qualitative interviews with thirty-six participants to explore Arab Israeli women’s own understandings of their experiences of domestic violence.

This research contributes to the social work and human rights literature through exploring how women’s life trajectories were shaped by ongoing and entangled forms of entrapment which influenced their experiences of abuse, their coping strategies and their decision-making around whether and when to seek help.

Keywords: Domestic Violence; Arab Women in Israel; Qualitative Interviews


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Citation: Ola Kattoura. “The Narrative of Arab Palestinian Battered Women in Israel". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.6 (2023): 02-12.


Copyright: © 2023 Ola Kattoura. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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