Israeli-Christian man accused of killing teen daughter for dating Muslim

Henriette told family member she was ready to convert to Islam before she was killed


News Desk July 19, 2017
PHOTO: CNN

An Israeli-Christian man has been accused of stabbing his daughter to death because he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man.

Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school.

His 17-year-old daughter, Henriette Karra was in a relationship with with a Muslim man against the will of her parents.

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In late May, Henriette left the family home after threats and abuse from her parents, the indictment said. She stayed with her boyfriend's mother for part of the time, CNN reports.

Henriette's family tried to bring her back home - using threats against her and her boyfriend's mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says.

The boyfriend's mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra's behalf. But the teenage girl refused police help, and she refused to go home.

The next month, while Henriette was staying at a friend's house, her father came to the house and began threatening her and slapping her.

"Just like I sat in jail, I am ready to sit in jail my entire life, I don't care," Karra allegedly yelled at his daughter.

Henriette returned home two days later after talking to a social worker.

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The morning after she returned, she went to the post office to mail $100 to her boyfriend. He was in jail for an unspecified charge and was scheduled to be released at the end of the week.

After returning home, Henriette told a family member she was ready to convert to Islam.

The family member told Henriette's father. Upon hearing the news, according to the indictment, Karra went home, picked up a knife, and stabbed his daughter three times, killing her.

This story originally appeared on CNN.

COMMENTS (2)

Ahmad | 4 years ago | Reply @Intellectual.Pseudo: We Should Focus on Our Own issues Rather than making Documentaries on Israeli Issues. NO?
Intellectual.Pseudo | 4 years ago | Reply Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, dare make a documentary on this...
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