Police in Tel Aviv arrested four Palestinians on Wednesday after concluding that
allegations by an 11-year-old boy, who claimed that the men had raped him, were
Officers said the boy made up the story and provided contradictory
testimonies during questioning.
When pressed, the boy confessed to making
up the complaint.
Police do not know why the boy made up the
The four men, residents of the West Bank who were working in
Israel illegally, were released early on Wednesday, less than one day after
being taken into custody.
The men had been working at an events hall in