According to Al Quds Al Arabi, the mother of the girls agreed to the transaction. The father, who is employed by the PA, blamed the international and Israeli embargo for creating unprecedented unemployment and poverty. The parents of the buyers also approved of the deal.
Charges of rape and luring minors are leveled at the parents of the girls as well.
But here is the blow:
The two girls were made to marry (in a form of civil marriage) the rapists till the end of the trial.
حيث قامت الشرطة باتخاذ الإجراءات القانونية بحق الشابين ووالدي الطفلتين، ووجهت إليهم تهم الاغتصاب والتغرير بقاصر، وتم تحويلهم الي القضاء، وتم تزويج الشابين من الطفلتين عرفيا، الي أن تتخذ المحكمة قرارها.
It is not unusual to make rapists marry their victims. The idea is that the rapist "spoiled" the woman and that since that makes her damaged goods and unmarriageable--and a life-long burden on her family and a disgrace to their honor --he must be punished by keeping her.
The idea that the rape is a violation of the woman's body and self (not her family's honor) and that she needs to be protected from her rapist does not figure in this solution.
I have a feeling this is how this story will end. The men will be "forced" to marry the girls, the price will be called a dowry, and ya dar ma dakhalek sharr (no evil in this house).