Israel indicts Bedouin parents for marrying off underage daughters

Riki Carmi |
Published: 06.15.20, 14:28
The prosecution has handed down for the first time indictments against three fathers and one couple for facilitating the underage marriage of their daughters aged from 11 to 14 years of age.
a 1950 law that was never enforced in the Bedouin community, allows marriage from the age of 18 unless sanctioned by family court.
According to the charges, the accused arranged for their daughters to marry men that in some cases were much older than the young girls with the content of the Sharia court in the south of the country.