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Salt tribal leaders agree limitations on ‘Jalwa’

By JT - Oct 13,2015 - Last updated at Oct 13,2015

AMMAN — A number of tribal leaders in Salt signed an honour pact on Tuesday limiting the Jalwa (forced relocation) to the persons listed in the family booklet and not the entire family.

Theeb Ensour told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that expanding the Jalwa to include all the members of a killer’s tribe is unfair.

In tribal law, the term “Jalwa” refers to the forced relocation of a tribe if one of its members kills someone without just cause.

The measure is meant to avoid friction between the two clans, both of the killed and the killer, living in the same place.

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