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Love Knows No (age) Limits

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When Maryam Mohammed a-Dabbur of the Gaza Strip became a widow a few months ago, she married her late husband’s brother, Ahmed Abu Nur a-Dabbur, according to Moslem religious law, Abu Nur fell deeply in love with his new wife, which soon grew into uncompromising jealousy. This week the jealousy turned into violence. Abu Nur told his wife she should cut ties with other men, to which the bride reacted by pushing Abu Nur, causing him physical harm. At the age of 75 Abu Nur could have hoped for a calmer family life, certainly he could have expected that from his 80-year-old wife.

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