Violence in the Family within the Arab Society in Israel and Coping with Welfare Authorities
Scientific Research Publishing
The Arabs in Israel live in a patriarchal society. The reasons for violence, which is customary in the family cell, particularly against women, are not totally different from those of violence in other patriarchal societies. Problems in couple relationships influence all members of the extended family. In Arab society, an abused woman receives support and protection only if her family agrees that she is a victim of injustice. The present article discusses various reasons leading to violence against women in the Arab society as well as the coping methods adopted by the authorities.