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Palestinian women hold signs during a demonstration protesting violence against women held at the spot where a woman's throat was allegedly slashed by her husband on Monday, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Dozens of activists called on police and courts to do more to protect women against abusive husbands. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to end a long-standing practice of treating killings in the family 'with leniency. However, violence against women continues to be tolerated in Palestinian society and abusive husbands are rarely punished. Photo by Issam Rimawi
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