Grisly Discovery Of Missing Palestinian Student Ayah Baradiyya Has People Up In Arms After Uncle Confesses To So-Called Honor Killing

- By Bossip Staff

This was no ‘honor killing!’ Before we even get into the details we wanted to let you know that the people in Ayah Baradiyya’s small village are up in arms over what her uncle did to her and EVERYONE, including the police have given his murderous a*s the “Ho Sit Down” treatment over his claims that she had any kind of sexually inappropriate relationship with anybody.

The bottom line is that over a year ago Ayah’s uncle and two men he claims were his colleagues, drove to her school to pick her up. She initially refused to get in the car but her Uncle, using the logic of the patriarchal culture she was raised in, told her as her Uncle he wanted to talk to her. Once inside the car, he and his “friends” beat her senseless as they drove her to a remote location. She begged for her life, but they taped her mouth, tied her hands and feet and put her in a shallow well, which they covered with a rock. She was alive when they left her. It was likely a horrible death. And she went missing for over a year before the truth was discovered, leaving much suspicion on the man she was about to become engaged to. SMH.

Here are the details:

On April 20, 2010, Ayah left her home in the morning to get to Hebron University in time for an exam.

“She was an intelligent student and had excellent marks; she would have graduated this year,” said Zahia Shareef, one of Ayah’s fellow students.

Ayah studied English literature at the university, a choice which was entirely her own. But Ayah also lived in a conservative society, and so not all choices were hers.

Ayah agreed to marry a 38-year-old man from Hebron city, but her family disagreed, saying he was too old for her. But after several approaches by the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, her father had a change of heart.

“Five days before she disappeared, my father and I talked with Ayah in her room and we agreed she would not speak with him until after exams, when my father would sit with the young man and approve the engagement,” said Ayah’s sister Haneen.

When Ayah failed to return home following her exam, her family tried calling her. Finding her phone had been switched off, Haneen tried calling the man that proposed to Ayah, and he, too, had not heard from or seen her that day.

At this point, the family notified the police and what followed was an intensive search that left no stone unturned and no one in Ayah’s family circle of friends was exempt from suspicion. Her father, mother, uncle and siblings were all interrogated.

“We searched continuously for a long time, and in all areas. There were many possibilities concerning her disappearance. We examined her social network. Where did she usually go? Who were her friends?” said Col. Ramadan Awad, director of the Hebron police and the officer in charge of the investigation.

The investigation of Ayah’s family and all those who knew her finally led them to the man who had proposed to Ayah.

“At the beginning, we thought he had something to do with her disappearance. We arrested this young man and kept him for 35 days. We continuously interrogated him and came to the conclusion he has nothing to do with the disappearance of Ayah Baradiyya,” said Awad.

SMH, can you imagine her family’s worry and pain at her disappearance? And the whole time the culprit was another family member!!!

Police finally caught a break earlier this month, when a shepherd alerted police about the horrible smell coming from a well approximately two miles from Ayah’s home, where he’d initially planned to fetch water.

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  • Kayliah

    Jesus take the wheel…how sad I was to read this post…

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  • Kori

    These palestinian girls got such pretty complexion and their usually beautiful also.

    • Kori


  • big c

    real sad how they can take a life and can call it a honor killing .

  • CubanB

    RIP. Horrible

  • ms.Bri

    This is a very tragic story. It causes me great saddness for this beautiful young woman and her family. R.I.P.

  • Panther

    I still cant understand the whole meaning of honor killing.its senseless killings thats it

  • Cinderella

    This is sad! people are really crazy

  • clarissa

    Yawn…some more middle eastern females that talk bs about themselves honorable cultural now saying save us from our men! Stay home solve your problems ….stop saying mean stuff about americans. Yes we gotta concentrate on our abusers! No we are not sending donations.

  • MissDaniBaby


  • 2012NOW

    Islam – the religion of peace?
    Think not.

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    This is truely a tragedy and it should have never happend. I can only imagine the horror she must have felt in her final moments, especially at the hands of uncle. But I believe this woman will not have die in vain. It’s b/c of her death that there’s a real chance that the laws will finally change in her country and I hope that change will bring her loved ones a bit of comfort. Her uncle and the other two accomplices should be sentenced to a long and painful death, such as a stoning.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real SInce: 1983...Baby due 23 days!!!

    I think there could definitely have been jealousy. I some of these cultures the men think the women of the family really belong to them. So I don’t know. But my question is what proof did he have that she even did anything wrong? This sounds like such foolishness. I hope they throw him and the accomplices under the jail.

    • DR.FUNK

      Would he have been “justified” in killing her if he had “proof” of her bringing “dishonor”?

  • blech!

    The idea about him being jealous of her engagement to a man his age is very probable. I wouldn’t discount that possibility, especially since he was sick enough to bring along two other individuals and then throw to the bottom of a well (in an abandoned part of town by the way) while she was still alive. He thought long and hard about this, and plotted every detail.

  • rainbow

    smh at all honor killings

  • Littleenglander

    Do like they do in Iran. An eye for an eye. Like that guy who threw acid in a woman’s face, and the court have said she can do the same to him.

    Bury that mofo and his friends alive!

  • kina

    Um actually, in the Muslim teachings, a man can kill a woman through honor killings, this includes but not limited to, disobedience to her clan/family. That religion gives women less to no rights.But the crazy thing about this is that most honor killings are dealt with straight up, they are not usually the ones to abuct someone to then do the deeds of their god and koran smh I feel so sorry for this girl. All she probably wanted was to not shame her family but obtain a degree smh

  • #RealTalk#101

    SO SAD

  • robbie

    these people wake up for blood.

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