The study, by the Gaza-based Palestinian Women's Information and Media Center, found that violence against women in Gaza has increased since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in the June 2007 coup..
The study found that 77.1% of Gazan women have experienced violence of various sorts, with almost half experiencing violence of more than one type...
A quarter of the women said they do not feel safe in their own homes because of violence.
67% of the women surveyed said they had encountered verbal violence, 71% mental violence, 52% physical violence and more than 14% sexual violence.
Het zal er wel op uitdraaien volgens de Anja's van deze wereld dat het eigenlijk de schuld van Israël is.Palestinian women's rights activists have told The Media Line that domestic violence is not tackled adequately by the Palestinian police, who often turn a blind eye to such complaints.
There are few shelters for battered women in the Palestinian territories.
Hamouda said laws to combat violence against women were lax and contributed to a culture of impunity for perpetrators, especially in relation to honor killings.