"We have to respect ourselves, respect the rule of law. We must investigate these crimes and bring the criminals to court," she pointedly states, rejecting out of hand the proposal from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to designate all those killed in the clashes as "national martyrs," accroding to The Jerusalem Post in a profile of Palestinian legislature Khalida Jarrar.
She's talking here about the victims of the Fateh and Hamas clashes. I agree and said so on this blog. But it won't happen. The issue is already brushed under the Mecca agreement "pray and rule together" rug. More will be killed, but, hey, Abbas will issue them with "national martyrs" certificates to shut up their families. If the guy was killed by Fateh fire, Haniyeh will sign the certificate. If the unlucky fellow was killed by Hams fire, then Abbas can sign. If he's too busy, Dahlan can sign for him.
On another front, according to the article Khalida said that "She has achieved one small victory. Women are now able to keep their maiden names after marriage."
As far as I know that was an achievement for the Palestinian women's groups who got Arafat to agree to this well before the latest elections. But the problem remained with the Israelis. Those who tied to keep their maiden name found that while the Palestinians didn't mind, the Israelis did. The Israelis insited on the husband name on any formal identification, which ultimately they controlled (like the Israeli issued ID that West Bankers and Gazan have to indicate they are residents there). Theywant their computer date consistent for better monitoring. So even small achievements get erased by the occupier's law, which superseds all other laws.
It's a small example to show how the occupation is not in the business of women's rights. In fact, it impedes them on daily basis.