A girl, aged just fourteen, has become the youngest girl ever to get divorced in Israel this week when she split from her seventeen year old husband. The Israeli girl, an Orthodox Jew, had her divorce confirmed by a rabbinical court, who confirmed that the coupleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s marriage, which was only performed in front of friends, was indeed legally binding.
When the girlÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s parents discovered that their fourteen year old daughter had married her boyfriend, and consummated the marriage, they insisted that she divorce. Both partners in the marriage were from very religious families.
It was heard that the young couple got married in front of their friends, and exchanged rings. The daughter did try to fight her parentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wishes, insisting that she wanted to remain married. Now she has also claimed that she will marry her Ã¢â‚¬ËœhusbandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ again when she is of legal age.
The divorce proceedings were held in a religious court.
As a result of the divorce, the girlÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ID card will show that she was divorced when she is old enough to have one, at sixteen. The girl will also not be able to marry a man from a traditional Jewish priestly caste according to Jewish law due to her having been divorced.