Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
2 young women raped amid rash of violent crimes
By
May 20, 2012 21:21
Police arrest 1 suspect in his 20s, searching for second; rape occurs near Ramat Yishai, northeast of Haifa.
Sad woman

Rape thinkstock 370. (photo credit:thinkstock )

Two young women were raped on Sunday morning near Ramat Yishai, some 25 kilometers northeast of Haifa.

The women were out with their boyfriends, but two other men arrived and chased the boyfriends away before proceeding with the rape.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Police arrested one suspect, a man in his 20s from the village of Manshaya Zabada, near the forest in the Jezreel Valley where the incident occurred. Forces are conducting searches for the second suspect.

News of the rape comes amid a rash of highly publicized violent crimes in recent weeks. Last week, Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said that although the crime rate had dropped significantly, the public did not feel safe.


Speaking at a Knesset Interior Committee discussion on crime, Danino said that the war on violent crime represented “a strategic issue no less important than the Iranian threat” for Israel.

“Citizens can trust that the police will do everything in their power to bring the feeling of security back and to fight violence effectively,” he vowed.

Danino said that as part of efforts to minimize crime, he had taken a number of measures, including deploying “many more cops on the street.”

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Haifa
  • rape
  • crime
  • from around the web
    Share this article via
    Related Content
    Riot
    August 31, 2014
    Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

    By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 30
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 23
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 11 - 24
      Jerusalem
      14 - 25
      Haifa
    • 18 - 32
      Elat
      15 - 29
      Tiberias