Jerusalem District Court ruled that consensual sex between a Jewish woman and an Arab posing as a Jew constituted rape.
On Monday, the court sentenced Sabbar Kashur, 30, an Arab from Jerusalem, to 18 months in prison as part of a plea bargain for rape by deception.RELATED:
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Kashur met a Jewish woman in downtown Jerusalem in 2008 and introduced
himself as a Jewish bachelor seeking a serious relationship, the
indictment said, according to media reports. The couple then went to a
nearby building and had consensual sexual intercourse; Kashur then left.
The woman filed a complaint after realizing that Kashur was not Jewish.
The court ruled that the consent for sex was obtained under false
"If she hadn't thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a
serious romantic relationship, she would not have cooperated," the
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